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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: February 24, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
umber 39 Thursday, February 24, 2005


At A Glance


Town Hall
Meeting
Commissioner Janet Taylor
has announced the first Town
Hall Meeting of the year will be
Monday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. The
meeting will take place at the
Harlem Civic Center featuring
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office. Come take a part in
what you want, your law
enforcement to be in your com-
munity. Each meeting will fea-
ture a department of govern-
ment or other interests to the
community. District One is the
host, but it is for everyone in the
county. Please come and give
us some input. Be a part of the
J solution and not a part of the
problem.
Clewiston
Art Club
The Clewiston Art Club has
an exhibit at the Clewiston
: Museum through the month of
February. Stop by to view their
wonderful work Monday
through Friday, 1-5 p.m.
Special
appraisal hours
The Hendry County Proper-
ty Appraiser's offices in LaBelle
and Clewiston will be open
until 6 p.m., Feb. 24 to accom-
Smodate taxpayers who wish to
file for homestead exemption
and other exemptions. Staff will
1 also be at the Felda Fire Station
- on Thursday, Feb. 24.
Also, the deadline to file for
L these exemptions/classifica-
- tions is March 1: Homestead,
Ag Classification, Senior (65
I- and older), Veterans and Dis-
ability, Widow or Widower.
Call 983-3178 or 675-5270 with
questions. Office hours are R.30
: a.r .:5 p.m. .
A refreshing time
Feb. 23-25, 8p.m. nightly at
Apostle Faith Church of Jesus,
1701 13th St. (Corner of 13th
and Georgia Ave.) Clewiston.
Apostle David L. Thomas, pas-
tor and speaker. For more infor-
mation call (863) 233-9035,
Fair and Live
stock Parade
S The Hendry County Fair and
Livestock Parade will be held
Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m.
Applications for the parade
entries can be obtained by call-
ing Dot Shanahan at (863) 228-
2418 or Sara Whitehead at
(863) 983-6425. *Deadline for
parade entries will be March 4.
Any business or school organi-
zation and bands interested in
participating in ,the parade,,
please call-for an entry form.
Flu shots
available
Flu Vaccines are available to
the public at Hendry Regional
Corporate Health for $20. Call
(863) 983-1123 for details;
See Glance Page 12

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The hunter is


(Editor's note: This is the final
in a four-part series exploring sex-
ual predation in the local commu-
nity. The offenders attached to this
final segment are all listed on the
FDLE Web site, which is public
information and all reside in
Clewiston. One is designated as a
sexual predator. The others are
listed as sexual offenders, a dis-
tinctly legal definition. A judge
determines these classifications
based on the circumstances of the
crime or crimes. For more infor-
mation, see the website at
http://www3.fdle.state.fl.us/sexu-
al_predators/.)
By Mark Young
Clewiston Following the
Feb. 3 Florida Supreme Court's rul-


Wyatt
William Allen
(Sexual
offender)


Luis Luis Bryan Peter John Norman Nathan
Cantu Casas Garcia Harjo Hart Joe Hill
(Sexual (Sexual (Sexual (Sexual (Sexual (Sexual
offender) offender) offender) Predator) offender) offender)


ing, upholding the Sexual Preda-
tors Act, which requires sexual
predators to, register in the com-
munity they intend to reside, the
hunters are no longer able to hide.
Sexual predation, particular-
ly when an attack is done upon


a child, is finally being labeled
for what it is. State Attorney,
General Charlie Crist hailed the
ruling and referred to these
kinds of sexual acts as "vile".
It is widely understood that
victims of sexual attacks are


Relay for Life: A party to remember


Courtesy photos
Booths were just part of the important Relay For Life event held this past weekend- in
Clewiston. There were food and fun for all but the day's meaning was not lost on any-
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Folks worked up a hunger while celebrating an important Relay For Life event this week-
end in Clewiston. There were booths for food and crafts, but the meaning of cancer sur-
vival and what it means to those still battling the disease, did not go unnoticed.


Clewiston Rotary hosts


special 100th celebration
By Mark Young has been able to accomplish, to all concerned?


CLEWISTON -,- Rotarians
all over the country are mark-
ing the 100th anniversary cele-
bration of the Rotary, which
began its humble existence in.
1905 in the windy city of Chica-
go.
Since its initial inception,
the Rotary has blossomed into
an International organization
with memberships in the
biggest cities and the smallest
towns. The Clewiston Rotary
Club held its own celebration
of the event and current club
president Frank Harris talked a
little about what the Rotarians
have been able to accomplish
over the span of 100 years.
"When you really think
about what this organization


it's mind boggling," he said.
"This organization played a
major role in almost wiping
out polio and now just one of
our focuses is bringing in safe
drinking water to countries
that lack safe water."
There are major accolades
associated with the -organiza-
tion that acts everyday within
their motto, "Service Above'
Self." The Rotarians believe in
their creed, "Thoughtfulness of
others is the basis of service.
Helpfulness to others it its
expression."
The organization acts on
the four basic principles of: 1.)
Is it the truth? 2.)Is fair to all
concerned? 3.) Will it build
goodwill and better friend-
ships? 4.) Will it be beneficial


The reputation of the organ-
ization worldwide is one of
genuine, caring group, of men
and women, although, accord-
ing to Margaret Collins, of
Inner Wheel U.S.A., the Rotari-
ans didn't always involve
women.
Ms. Collins said that it was-
n't until the First World War,
when the men left for battles
abroad, did the women take.a
proactive role in the Rotary
clubs.
"The men all left for war
and the women stepped in to
keep the Rotary Club's mis-
sions going," she said. "When
the men first came back they
knew that we could all work
See Rotary Page 12


often "victimized" twice, once
'by the offender and yet again by
the system, which puts them on
the stand at the mercy of
defense lawyers who scrutinize
every aspect of their behavior.
While it is a necessary evil to


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON "Gone but
not forgotten," were the words
said by Donald Green's long-
time friend, Robert Flynn.
The 18-year-old was killed
Feb. 18 while riding horses with
his girlfriend along Perimeter
Road in Montura. The exact
details surrounding the acci-
dent have not been .released,
but it is being speculated that
/Donald was thrown from his
horse, possibly hit his head on
a culvert pipe in the adjacent


By Mark Young
MONTURA The Feb. 11
recovery of a stolen dump
truck, which had been taken
just-20 minutes prior to the
discovery, led the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office to
7525 Flaghole Road in Montu-
ra.
Upon arrival at the scene,
officers from the Criminal
Investigative Division discov-


protect the rights of the
accused, it is often a tool used
against the victim in order to
shame them in open court or
convince other victims not to
See Offenders Page 12


canal, and subsequently
drowned.
According to his friends,
Donald was an avid outdoors-
man who loved ATV riding,
mudding, and just being
around his many friends.
"He was really laid back and
loved his family and friends and
girlfriend," said Mr. Flynn.."He_...
just liked having a good time
and I can speak for everyone
when I say he will be greatly
missed."
See Green- Page 12


ered a stockpile of parts
belonging specifically to
dump trucks. After gaining a
search warrant for the proper-
ty, it was confirmed that the
parts were stolen and that
deputies had discovered a
unique form of chop shop.
"This was unique," said
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee. "Because this chop shop
See Search Page 12


Staff photo/Mark Young
Clewiston Rotary Club President Frank Harris presents East-
side Elementary teacher Bev Durst with a check for $275 to
help in her cause to purchase new books for her literacy
campaign, especially to the influx of Hispanic children now
attending Hendry County schools.


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and family of the bride and groom
are welcome. There will be a
reception following the ceremony
at the Lakeport Community Cen-
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Vanessa Green of South bay is
proud to announce the engage-
ment of her daughter Kina Green
to Arron Phillips of South bay. The
prospective groom is the son of
Johnie Mae and James Phillips of
South Bay and Pahokee. The wed-
ding is planned for Feb. 26,2005, at
First Holiness Church of a Living
God, in South bay. The wedding
has an everlasting love theme. The
colors will be silver, white and red.
No pantsuits please. Family and
friends of the bride and groom are
invited to attend.


Anita M. Amaral
Anita M. Amaral, 81, of Clewis-
ton, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at
Hendry Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Amaral was born in Hobo-
ken, N.J. and has lived here for
one year. Survivors include her
husband, Everett F. Amaral, of
Clewiston; and son, Richard Gal-
lieoda, of Bricktown, N.J. Ser-
vices here held Feb.17, graveside
at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Officiat-
ing clergy was Father Ronnie
Sison. Akin-Davis Funeral Homes
in Clewiston is in charge of
arrangements.
Tommie Jean Dupree
Tommie Jean Dupree, 76, of
Hillsboro, Texas, -died Sunday,
Feb. 13, 2005 in Hillsboro. She
was born Nov. 18, 1928 in Moore
Haven, the daughter of Thomas
Jefferson and Rebecca Lee
Dupree. She grew up and attend-
ed school in Moore Haven. She
attended Mount Berry College in
Rome, Ga. she moved to San
Antonio, Texas were she worked
for the U.S. Government Civil Ser-
vice. She worked at Norton Air
Force Base and then in Washing-
ton, DC, where she worked in the
Office of Special Investigation.
She moved to Texas where she
.Worked at Ft. Hpod until she
retired in 1988. Survivors include
five sisters, Frances D. Harris, Lois
L. Green and husband Virgil, Flo-
rence B. Waldrum and Barbara A.
Dupree, all of Hillsboro, and Lor-
eita Anderson and husband Jerry
of Okeechobee; one brother,
Robert Dupree of Florida; niece,
Brenda Aguilar of Odenton, Md.;
and numerous other nieces,
nephews and cousins. Funeral
services were held Thursday, Feb.
17, at the Ortona cemetery in
Ortona, with reverend George
Henderson Jr. officiating.
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle, and
Edens Funeral Home-Hillsboro,
Texas.
Joseph Dorsey
Edenfield
Joseph Dorsey Edenfield, 88,
of Canal Point, died, Feb. 21
2005. He was born in Lyons,, Ga.
and moved to Canal Point in 1935
where he met and married his
wife Roberta. They raised four
children in Miami and were foster
parents to over 180 children.
They retired to Canal Point in
1980. He was preceded in death
by his wife Roberta and his infant
daughter, Margie. He is survived
by his son, Richard (Nikki) of
Lantana; and daughters JoAnn
(Skip) Bowen, Emma Jean (Jim)
Lynch both of Port St. Lucie, Betty
(Dan) of Sacramento, ,Ca.; 11
grandchildren; 20 great grand-
children; two brothers Eddie and
Roy; and two sisters Peggy and
Patsy. Services were held Feb. 23,
at Canal Point United Methodist.
Church. Interment followed at
Port Mayaca Memorial Park, in


Kevin Zarrella and
Amanda Rose Huff
Zarrella-Huff
Mr. Robert D. Huff and Mrs.
Yvonne Calhoun are proud to
announce the upcoming wed-
ding of their daughter Amanda
Rose Huff to Kevin John Zarrella,
son of Mr. John Zarrella and Mrs.
Sally Newton, on Saturday, Feb.
26, at 3 p.m. The wedding cere-
mony will take place at Maple
Grove Baptist church, 120 East
State Road 78, Lakeport. Friends


lieu of flowers donations may be
made to Canal Point United
Methodist Church or Hospice
Palm Beach. Arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel.
Janet Fussell
Janet Fussell, 85, of Labelle,
died, Feb. 15, 2005, in Fort Myers.
She was born Dec. 29, 1919 in
Desoto County, to Adolphus
Rimes and .Tomsie Katherine
Howard Rimes. She was a life-
long resident of Labelle. Sur-
vivors include her brothers, Del-
mar Rimes of Labelle, and J.L.
Rimes of Lehigh Acres; and sis-
ters, Elgin Shore of Clewiston,
Bobbie Jo Cline of Labelle, and
Laura June Wilson of Labelle.
Funeral services were held Feb.
18, 2005, at the Akin-Davis Funer-
al home in Labelle with Reverend
James Caves officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Fort Denaud
Cemetery. Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Labelle.
Donald Wayne Green
Donald Wayne Green, 18, of
Clewiston, died, Friday, Feb. 18,
2005. Donald was born in Holly-
wood, and was a student at
Clewiston High School. Survivors
include his- parents, Curtis and
Anita Green, of Clewiston; broth-
er, Christopher Green, of Big
Cypress; step-brothers Billy Yates
and Oscar Yates both, of Moore
Haven; sister, Serena Green, of
Moore Haven; and step-sister,
Stormie Green, of Clewiston. Ser-
vices here held Feb. 22, 2005, at
the Church of God in Clewiston,
burial followed at Big Cypress
Cemetery. The officiating clergy
was Reverend Ronnie Davis. An
akin-Davis funeral home is in
charge of arrangements.
Beverly L. Harter
Beverly L. Harter, 53, of Moore
Haven, died, Friday, Feb. 18, 2005
at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis.
Born Feb. 24, 1951 n Lyons, N.Y,
Mrs. Harter had been a resident of
Moore Haven since 1991. She
attended the True Tabernacle and
enjoyed reading and puzzles. Sur-
vivors include her beloved hus-
band of 13 years Adeous Harter;
daughter, Pamela Harter of
Lyons, N.Y.; three grandchildren;
and friend; Errol Nevers. Friends
may call at Buxton's West Lake
Funeral Home, 805 N. Hwy 27,
Suite 1, in Moore Haven on
Thursday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m.
until funeral service time at 11
a.m.
Dorothy G. Betzner
Keesee McEaddy
Dorothy G. Betzner, Keesee
McEaddy, 76, of Belle Glade, died,
Feb. 19, 2005, at Glades General
Hospital. Dorothy was born July
6, 1928, to the late Louis Carl and
Zelma Lockmiller Betzner. She
lived her whole life in Belle Glade.
Dorothy retired from the Postal


Maria Teresa Lopez and
Robert Villarreal


Lopez-Villarreal
Maria Teresa Lopez and Robert
Villarreal will be joined in marriage
May 7, 2005. The bride is the
daughter of William and Rita
Lopez of Clewiston. The groom is


Service on disability after 30 years
and was a member of St. John's
Episcopal Church. Survivors
include her loving husband
James D. McEaddy; son, Jack
Keesee (Linda); daughter Mary
Katherine Keesee; granddaughter
Lynn Powell (Dwayne); and sis-
ter, Caroline Farrell of Winches-
ter, Va. She is also survived by
Nelson Nelms, and all of his
daughters, they are also her
immediate family. She was pre-
ceded in death by her son Carl
Louis Betzner; ex-spouse, C.W.
Keesee; sister Glennea Moore;
brother Charles Betzner; and
great grandson, Wesley Clay
Powell. Interment will be in Ft.
Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.
Juana Rosa Nart
Juana Rosa Nart, 61, of
Clewiston, died, Saturday, Feb.
19, 2005, at Hendry Regional
Medical Center. Juana was born
in Santa Clara, and was a home-
maker. Services were held Feb.
22, 2005, at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes is in
charge of arrangements.
Richard Joseph Neely
Richard Joseph Neely, 71, of
Moore Haven, died Thursday,
Feb. 17, 2005 .at his residence.
Born July 23, 1933 in Ashland,
Ohio, Mr. Neely had been a resi-
dent of Moore Haven since 1970.
He was retired after 30 years with
General Motors. He was a boat
builder, designer and captain for
40 years. He was a member of
First Christian Church in Ashland,
Ohio. One brother preceded him
in death. Survivors include his
wife of 34 years, Mary Neely of
Moore Haven; son, David-Neely
of Burke, Va,; and daughter,
Rebecca Kiel of West Palm
Beach. There will be no local
services. Memorial services will
be held at a later date in Port Clin-
ton, Ohio. All arrangements are
under the direction and care of
the Buxton's West Lake Funeral
Home and Crematory.
John Padgett
John Padgett, 92, of Pahokee,
died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at the
V.A. hospital in West Palm Beach.
Mr. Padgett was born in El Paso,
Texas in 1912. His family moved
to Pahokee in 1914. Mr. Padgett
was a graduate of Pahokee high
school class of '32. Mr. Padgett
joined the army in 1940 and was
captured on the island of Bataan,
and survived the Bataan death
march: He remained a prisoner
till the end pf the war. He
returned to Pahokee and married
his wife, Bert. They later moved
to West Palm Beach in the early
60's. Where he and Bert were
members of the Grace United
Methodist Church, Mr. Padgett
retired from the state road dept.
Survivors include his brother,
Dan C. Padgett (Isabel) of Hamil-
ton, Ohio; sister, Alice P. Spooner,
of Pahokee; sister-in-aw, Lilian


the son of Refugio and Beatrice Vil-
larreal of West Palm Beach. The
wedding ceremony will be held at
Holy Name of Jesus Church in
West Palm Beach. The bride will
be given away by her father,
William Lopez. The maid of honor
is Amy Martinez of West Palm
Beach. Bridesmaids are Jessica
Thompson of Clewiston; Myra
Espinoza of Clewiston; and Clau-
dia Martinez of Clewiston. The
best man is Matt Beroni of West
Palm beach. Groomsmen are Eric
Villarreal of West Palm beach; Eric
Villarreal of West Palm beach;
Derk Migliavio of West Palm
beach; and Alex Matta of West
Palm Beach. The flower girl is
Savannah Naranto of Clewiston,
daughter of Joe and Melisha
Naranto. The ring bearer is Jose A
Reyes, Jr. of Miami, son of Jose and
Alma Reyes. After a honeymoon
trip to Coasta Maya in Mexico, the
couple will reside in West Palm
Beach. The groom is employed as
a Paramedic with Hendry County.
The bride is employed as a Realtor.


Padgett, of Pahokee; and many
nephews and nieces. Services
were held Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005,
graveside at Port Mayaca Ceme-
tery. Reverend David Broadbent
officiated. Arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle
Glade.
Sarah Rowell
Sarah Rowell, 47, of Clewis-
ton, died, Feb. 11, 2005 in Ft.
Myers. She was born Dec. 11,
1957 in Leesburg. She was well
known as a loving mother. Sur-
vivors include her loving com-
panion, James D. Hull; daughter,
Nikki Sims Dalton (Michael); son,
Jolan Hull; siblings, Jeanette Har-
rison (Gene) of Darlington, S.C.,
Glenda Klein (Louis) of St. Cloud,
Pat Louise Barfield (Allen) of
Clewiston, and Arthur Rowell
(Jan) of Clewiston; 18 nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in
death by her mother, Sarah
Frances Rowell and father, Deats
Wilson Rowell. Funeral services
were held Feb. 14, 2005, at the
Labelle Church of God with Pas-
tor Art Van Zantan officiating.
Interment followed at Ft. Denaud
Cemetery. Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes-
Labelle.
Walter Elick
Shortnacy
Walter Elick Shortnacy, 80, of
Fort Pierce, died, Friday, Feb. 18,
2005, at Lawnwood Regional
Medical Center. Mr. Shortnacy
was born in Gadsden, Ala., and
has lived here for 31 years. Mr..
Shortnacy is survived by his son,
Donald Shortnacy, of Clewiston;
daughter, Rhonda Rowe; of Ft.
Pierce; brother, Clyde Shortnacy,
of Lepanto, Ark.; sister, Francis
Davis, of Live Oak; six grandchil-
dren; 10 great grandchildren; and
one great great grandchild. Ser-
vices were held Feb. 22, grave-
side, at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Akin-Davis Funeral homes, Inc. is
in charge of arrangements.
George Weimer, Jr.
George Weimer, Jr., 90, of
Moore Haven, died, Wednesday
Feb. 16, 2005 at his daughter's
home. Mr. Weimer was born Feb.
10, 1915 in Cronia, Long Island,
N.Y. He was a member of the
Moose Lodge and enjoyed hunt-
ing and fishing. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Amanda;
son, George Weimer, III; and
daughter, Barbara Jean. Survivors
include three daughters, Jane
Dudas of English Town, N.J.,
Grace (John) Moffia of Milltone
'Township, N.J., and Martha Cook
of Moore Haven, and Toms River,
N.J. A memorial service will be
conducted at the Buxton's West
Lake Funeral Home, 805 N. Hwy
27, Suite 1, in More Haven on
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 at 2 p.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and'Crematory.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Latin beauties prep for competition


By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE The stage is
set for a night of showcasing cultur-
al beauty, as the 2005 Miss Latina
beauty pageant is set for Feb. 26, at
the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
in Belle Glade.
The pride of the south lake com-
munities will begin taking the stage
at 7 p.m., with contestants compet-
ing in two different age-specific
divisions. The younger contestants
range in age from 15-17, while
young beauties ranging in age from
18-23 will compete against one
another for the coveted title of 2005
Miss Latina of the Glades.
The program is in its third year
and has seen some minor changes
since its inception, but has reaped
bigger rewards for the contestants
themselves.
According to Milagros Navarro,
head coordinator for the local pag-
eant, the beauty pageant's philoso-
phy has remained the same, with
the only changes being in the name
itself.
Originally called the Miss His-
panic pageant in the first year, it
was changed to the Miss Latina
pageant in its second year when
organizers bought into the nation-
ally franchised name in order to
open new doors for the young con-
testants.
Ms. Navarro said it was then
necessary to rename the pageant
this year to Miss Latina of the
Glades, since the contest draws


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Courtesy photo
This year's contestants for the 2005 Miss Latina of the Glades will be competing at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.


competitors from all of the sur-
rounding communities.
As part of being involved with
the Miss Latina organization, the
potential can now move beyond
local notoriety to compete in the
Miss Florida pageant, with the
potential to move on to internation-
al competition.
All expenses are paid for the
winner to compete in the national
and international competitions and
she will also receive a $1,000 schol-
arship from Glades Media.
There will be three basic cate-
gories, in which the contestants
will be judged. They will be scruti-
nized by the judges in an interview
environment, judged in an evening
gown, and in beach attire.


Ms. Navarro said it is important
to understand that it is not a
bathing suit competition, but in
outfits related to beach attire.
Beauty pageants often find
themselves in the midst of contro-
versy from those who see them as
exploitation, but Ms. Navarro said
that the opportunities to enhance
the lives of these young ladies are
very real.
"I never thought my daughter
would have gone as far as she did
when she was in this," she said.
"The exposure these ladies get
from different Internet sites alone,
creates different opportunities. My
-daughter was invited to model just
from her pictures being on the vari-
ous sites." '


The opportunities continue to
grow just by being involved with
the pageant and Ms. Navarro can
only wonder where they would be
if this particular pageant had started
a long time ago.
"I wish they had it around when
I was kid," she said. "It's a really
neat experience for the girls and
this pageant, in particular, really
offers a lot of cultural atmosphere
that Hispanic parents like."
Currently, a photo gallery of the
contestants is posted at
www.radiofiesta.com. Web surfers
can go to this site and cast a vote,
which will determine the Miss Pho-
togenic winner. Thus far, Ms.
Navarro said, there have been over
700 votes cast.


Flu season lingers within Florida


Several strains of intestinal flu
seem to be affecting people in our
area in the past few weeks. It isn't
easy to completely avoid any con-
tact with flu germs. Even if you
never left your house, family mem-
bers might bring the germs home.
According to the Center for Dis-
ease Control (CDC), flu germs can
live for up to eight hours on a sur-
face. That means you can catch the
flu from someone who used the
same shopping cart several hours
before. Flu germs have been docu-
mented on surfaces such as door-
knobs and books. Just about any-
thing a person touches could
harbor germs.


Washing your hands often is
one of the easiest and most effec-
tive ways of preventing the spread
of flu germs. One study conducted
by the United States Army required
one group of soldiers to wash their
hands five times a day while,others
were not given any special instruc-
tions about hand washing. They
found that requiring the men to
wash their hands often significantly
-reduced the frequency of illness.
The Center for Disease Control
offers the following tips for avoid-
ing the flu:
Avoid close contact with peo-
ple who are sick. When you .are
sick, keep your distance from oth-


Engagement


Zalewski-Solomon
Charlene and Lawrence Staple-
ton of Moore. Haven and Ralph
Zalewski of Milwaukee are proud
to announce-the engagement of
their daughter Ann-Marie Zalewski
to Mark Solomon of Lake Worth.
The prospective groom is the son
of Linda and James Solomon. The
wedding is planned for April 30,
2005, in Jacksonville at the Immac-
ulate Conception Church. The cou-
ple graduated from the University
of Florida. The bride-to-be is
employed as a Private Banking
Specialist with PHH Corp. The
groom is employed by Winn-Dixie
as- a buyer. After the wedding the
couple will reside in Jacksonville.
Charlene Stapleton, Katherine May
and family will be hosting a bridal


Solomon
shower on March 12 at 2 p.m. at St.
Joseph's Catholic Church Recep-
tion Hall, all friends and family are
welcome to attend.


ers to protect them from getting eral chemical germicides, includ-
sick too. ing chlorine, hydrogen peroxide,
If possible, stay home from detergents (soap), iodophors
work, school, and errands when (iodine-based antiseptics), and
you are sick. You will help prevent alcohols are effective against
others from catching your illness, influenza viruses if used in proper
Cover your mouth and nose concentration for sufficient length
with a tissue when coughing or of time. For example, wipes or gels
sneezing. It may. prevent those with alcohol in them can be used
around you from getting sick. to clean hands. The gels should be
Avoid touching your eyes, rubbed until they are dry.
nose or mouth. Germs are often Before making any change to
spread when a person touches your diet or exercise plan, consult
something that is contaminated your doctor. This is especially
with germs and then touches his or important if you are on any pre-
her eyes, nose, or mouth, scription medications. Some drugs
According to the CDC, Influenza interact badly with foods that
virus is destroyed by heat (167- would otherwise be considered
212iF [75-100iC]). In addition, sev- "healthy".


Graduation


Clinton L. Kerr
Clinton L. Kerr, a 2001 gradu-
ate of Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School has been
selected for the National Dean's
List with a grade point average of
3.0. He is' presently attending
Florida Atlantic University in
Boca Raton, and will complete
his major (Human Resources
Management) in Term B of the
summer (August, 2005). Clinton
would like to honor the teacher
that inspired him the most while
attending Moore Haven Junior
Senior- High School, Mr. Wayne
Aldrich, superintendent. Clinton
is the son of Shirley Parker Brice


Courtesy photo
Clinton L. Kerr'
(Leroy) of Moore Haven arid
Michael J. Kerr (Samantha) of
Clewiston.


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Speak Out

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express your opinion or ask a question about public issues.
You are not required to give your name. While we want you
to speak freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls
for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.

More roads, less sidewalks
I think its right we're getting sidewalks all over town, but by
personal observation apparently no one knows what they are
for. Because people walk on the road, instead of on the side-
walk. How about sending a little money to repair the road at the
west end of Ventura Ave. by the hospital and the east end of
Martin St. by Central elementary school? To me, decent roads in
town are more important than unused sidewalks as the old
expression goes, are we being pennywise but pound-foolish?
Greedy gas givers
This is about gas prices I have been coming up to Clewis-
ton now for about a month and a half. The gas prices in Ft.
Myers, Naples, Belle Glade, and Labelle vary from Clewiston's
by anywhere from 5-8-15 cents. The prices in Clewiston seem to
stay the same, $2.07, $2.06, cheapest is $2.04, it appears to me
that this might be either price-fixing, gouging or all of the
above, and people aught to start boycotting all or maybe one of
these gestations, so they get down to a reasonable amount. Last
Monday I paid a $1.98 in LaBelle coming up this way. It was like
$1.99 in every station on the way up. But, when I got here they
are still $2.06, $2.07.


Badcock unveils


new store concept


"Badcock and More"


W.S. Badcock Corporation,
one of the country's largest furni-
ture retailers, announced that
their Clewiston store is the 169th
store to convert to the Badcock
Home Furniture and more con-
cept. The store will host a ribbon-
cutting ceremony to launch the
new store Feb. 24, at 117 S. Bond
Street.
"We are excited to bring Bad-
cock's new concept store to
Clewiston," said owner Carol Gid-
dens. "We are confident that it
will bring value-added benefits to
our new customers."
Along with Store Manager
Doris Westberry, Giddens will run
the store's daily operations. Gid-
dens is an active member of the
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce and a member of the First
Baptist Church in Clewiston.
The new Badcock and more
concept includes a product line of
more than 4,000 items, a brighter,
more spacious store display and a
new logo. Badcock and more was
introduced in January 2000 to bet-
ter serve its existing customers
while also appealing to a broader,
younger customer base.
Of the stores that have convert-


"We are excited to
bring Badcock's new
concept store to Clewis-
ton, "We are confident
that it will bring value-
added benefits to our
new customers."
Carol Giddens

ed, all have seen at least a 20-70-
percent sales increase. The cor-
porate goal is for ,100 percent of
Badcock's stores to be converted
to the new format by 2007. The
new concept was designed by
GRID2 International, an interna-
tionally recognized retail design
firm.
"We are very pleased with our
new stores and the response we
are getting from our customers.
We feel our new image and store
design clearly represents our
commitment for the, new millen-
nium to provide ou5 customers
with better service, convenience,
selection value and more," said
Don Marks, Badcock President.


The Power of a heavenly touch


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Take a moment and examine
your hands. What do the backs
look like? What about the palms?
Reacquaint yourself with your fin-
gers. All of us learned early that
the hand is suited for more than
survival it's a tool of emotional
expression. The same hand can
help or hurt, extend or clench, lift
someone up or shove someone
down.
Looking back on the history of
our hands, there are certain
moments we'd be proud of: Our
hands extending with a gift, giving
a caring caress, doctoring a
wound, preparing a meal, or fold-
ing in prayer. And then there are


those other times: Shots of accus-
ing fingers, abusive fists, hands
taking more than giving, demand-
ing more than offering, wounding
and hurting more than healing
and helping and loving.
Our hands are powerful. Leave
them unmanaged and they
become weapons: Clawing for
power, strangling for survival,
grabbing for gain, and seducing
for pleasure.
But manage them and our
hands become instruments of
grace not just tools in the
hands of God, but God's very
hands themselves. Surrender
them to the Lord, and these five-
fingered appendages become the
hands of heaven administering
heavenly touches.


People are hungering for these
heavenly touches. Some are starv-
ing for them. I've read a study
where scientists say that people
need the equivalent of 17 positive
affirmations or "good" touches
each day in order to thrive. Unfor-
tunately, many fall way short of
that number.
The emotionally healing touch
that Jesus gave to the leper in
Matthew 8:3 before He healed
him physically was a heavenly
touch. Such heavenly touches are
the touches God can give through
us to the lepers we encounter in
this world: The unpopular, those
who require a lot of patience to
deal with, those who are irritat-
ing, those who are lonely, those
who are depressed, those who


are ill, those whom you would
generally avoid for one reason or
another.
You may remember the story
about the statue of Jesus in a
French village after the World
War. The statue was in pieces, but
it was so loved by the villagers
that they decided to put it back
together. When the hands were
nowhere to be found, they
attached a brass plaque to the
base, with the words, "I have no
hands but your hands." There is
truth in that statement. In many
ways, Christ has no hands but our
hands today.
Jesus used His hands to touch
the untouchables of the world.
Will you do the same?


Getting ready for Christian Easter


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
News
Easter comes early this year. It
seems that I've hardly finished
with Christmas and already East-
er is on the horizon. Easter is the
Christian holy day it is the day
when we celebrate the Resurrec-
tion of Jesus.
Without that resurrection,
there would be no Christianity!
The promise of eternal life, given
by the witness of the one who
rose and promised that we
would follow, is ours because of
his witness. The period before
Easter is commonly celebrated
by many as "Lent". That's .an old
word rooted in the idea of
"Lengthening" because every-
one knew in medieval times that
the days got longer before Easter
and the coming of spring.
The tradition was to take it as
preparation for Easter a time
for spiritual training like other


training that is done before a big
event. Just as the athletes train
for the big game or the big race,
the faithful spend time in spiritu-
al disciplines getting ready for
big events too.
The Lord Himself set the
example taking 40 days
before He began His earthly min-
istry and going into the wilder-
ness (Matthew 4:1ff, Mark 1:12-
13, Luke 4:lff). In my life, and in
yours too, many an event is won
in preparation for it in advance.
The team that practices on the
field day after day and rehearses
all of the possible plays is likely
to be the winning team.
Pilots that I know practice
emergency situations in their air-
craft regularly, so that when a
real emergency happens, they
are prepared and lives are saved.
People prepare for operations by
storing their blood in advance,
so that it is ready when needed
for surgery. Students who study
all semester do better than those
who wait until the last minute.


The first time I drove a car
with a manual transmission was
a real effort. Now it is second
nature. Spiritually, a time of get-
ting ready for temptation and a
time of self-discipline are the
preparations that help people
get through the difficult times.
The victory comes when the
right choice is rehearsed, prac-
ticed, prepared for and then
what used to be difficult
becomes easy.
Now is the time to get ready
for Easter now is the time to
prepare for a special moment
and to start to let the true mean-
ing of Easter begin to unfold.
Each Monday I read the lessons
in our Church schedule for the
following Sunday. I give myself
all week to think about some
text that may jump out at me, a
passage that piques my curiosity,
a verse that does not seem to fit
or that says something special.
During my weekly activities, I
reflect, do some research, pre-
pare some notes, make some


marks in the margin of the pas-
sage. When Sunday comes, I am
ready.
All week long, there are
thoughts and reflections at idle
moments; waiting for someone
to show up, when there is noth-
ing I want to watch on TV, while
doing something that does not
require my concentration, while
driving from one place to anoth-
er.
Paul talks about preparation
for a big event, "Do you not
know that in a race all the run-
ners compete but only one
receives the prizes? So run that
you may obtain it," (I Corinthi-
ans 9:24). He tells us that every
athlete exercises self control in
all things and it is in that self-
control, that discipline, that
practice that the victory comes.
Likewise in our spiritual life.
Now is the time to get ready for
Easter, so run that you may
obtain it in all of its joys and
glory.


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Dear Sir or Madam:
Graduation day on May 20 is
fast approaching. That impor-
tant day will be upon us before
we know it! The senior class par-
ents are working diligently in
anticipation of graduation. How-
ever, we want to remind you that
your assistance is still needed.
By now you know that Project
Graduation sponsors an all-night
party to celebrate graduation.
Project graduation needs your
financial support to help raise
the funds necessary to make this
event a reality. If you haven't
already contributed, please help
now by pledging your financial
support.
Donations, gift certificates or


prizes may be delivered or
mailed to Clewiston High
School, C/O Project Graduation
at 1501 South Francisco Street. If
mailing .is not feasible, you may
call Rita S. Thompson at (863)
983-6315 and I will arrange for
pick up of your donation.
The senior class parents
thank you in advance for your
kind support of Project Gradua-
tion and want you to know your
support is truly appreciated. As
our way of recognizing our sup-
porters, all donations to Project
Graduation will be advertised in
the local media.
Sincerely yours,
Rita S. Thompson
Senior Parent
Project Graduation 2005


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BrighILon Seminole Festival
Visitors to Brighton Seminole Festival's 67th Field Day and Festival were invited to join in a
friendship dance with the Aztec dancers. The field day was held Feb. 18-20 at Brighton Reser-
vation. For more photos and information, see page 6.


This little girl is with the
Bird Chopper Dancers
from Canada. The dancers
performed at the Brighton
Seminole Field Day festival
last weekend.


Briefs


Apply for Homestead
Exemption
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry.
County Property Appraiser,
announced that property owners
who have established a pew per-
manent residence in Hendry
County or have changed owner-
ship in any manner must file a
new application and qualify for
the $25,000 Homestead Exemp-
tion. You may pre-file now for the
2005 tax year. The deadline to file
is March 1. Should you have any
questions or need additional infor-
mation, please feel free to call the
LaBelle office at 675-5270 or the
Clewiston office at 9835-3178. The
hours for both offices are 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Visit our Web site at
www.hendryprop.org.
Cub scout meetings
Cub Scout, Pack 667 meets
every Thursday in the Clewiston
Youth Center at 6:30 p.m., and has
room for more members. Come
check us out. Currently, we are
building go-carts. Parents are invit-
ed and encouraged to come. Call
Angie at the Youth Center for more
information.

Wheelchairs
available
The Senior Wheels USA pro-
gram is making available power
wheelchairs to senior citizens and
the permanently disabled at no
cost, if they qualify. The power
wheelchairs are provided to those
who can no longer walk nor self-
propel a manual wheelchair, and
who meet the additional guide-
lines of the program. No deposit is
required, if the patient's need is for


use in the home. Please call for
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Elks Lodge
hosts bingo
Clewiston Elks Lodge # 1853 is,
proud to announce that they will
be playing bingo on Monday
nights. All are welcome to come
and play, cash prizes awarded.
Early birds start at 6:30 p.m. with
regular games starting at 7:30 p.m.
Help us to help others because
"Elks care-Elks share."
Faith in Action
expansion
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in 2005. Residents.
of any age with chronic disease or
. illness in those areas who have a
need for assistance with everyday
tasks of living can call Liz at 983-
7088 or 675-1446 for more infor-
mation. Those with a desire to
make a difference in someone's
life by volunteering are encour-
aged to call the same phone num-
bers for more information on this
wonderful volunteer program
benefiting residents in
Hendry/Glades Counties.
Post Disaster Help
for Older Adults
Project HOPE counselors will
be available on site once a week
from 9-11 a.m. at Senior Connec-
tions offices and dining sites in
February. Elders in need of help
due to the hurricanes of last sum-
mer can speak in person with a
specially trained disaster crisis
counselor courtesy of Hendry*
Glades Mental Health. Counselors
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drug busts
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee reported that the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office made a
pair of drug busts, with the first
one being reported Feb. 18.
The county's Criminal Inves-
tigative Division (CID) conducted
a search warrant at the residence
of Gilbert Valdez, located at 710
Oak Ave., in Labelle. During the
search, a felony amount of mari-
juana was discovered, along with
paraphernalia including a scale.
Also discovered in different
locations within the residence
was approximately $10,445. This
money was considered drug pro-
ceeds and subsequently seized.
Valdez was charged with Pos-
session of a Controlled Sub-
stance and bond was set at
$5,000.
Just a day earlier, Feb. 17, Clif-
ford Jermaine Pray, aged 18, of
Labelle, was arrested for posses-
sion of cocaine. CID conducted a
vehicle traffic stop on MLK Blv.,
in Labelle. During the traffic stop,
a bag containing suspect cocaine
was discovered next to the sus-
pect.
Pray gave a fictitious name at
the scene, however, his real iden-
tity was later discovered and it
was found that he was wanted in
Collier County for Failure to
Appear for robbery and aggravat-
ed battery with a deadly weapon.
No bond was set for the existing
charges, and a $10,000 bond was
set for the cocaine possession.

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Attorney General visits


Glades Academy
Attorney General Charles Crist and Mrs. Emilia Fanjul,
Chairman of the Board of Glades Academy were delighted
by the Kindergarten class with their visit to the school
recently. The children sang "You Are My Sunshine" and dis-
cussed their knowledge of the solar system. Mr. Crist visit-
ed the students in each classroom at the K-5 charter school.

















Attorney General Charles Crist looked on as the children
heard songs, poems, read essays on Abraham Lincoln
and learned about the supplemental classroom activities
provided through the READING FIRST grant in Ms. Bret's
third grade. The enlightening tour continued at Ever-
glades Preparatory School, the high school charter, also
located in Pahokee.


Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County Inc. is asking citi-
zens to help locate Arzavious
Jermaine Givens, alias Arzavious
J. Givens, Jermain Givens, Ger-
maine Givens, Arzadius Givens,
J-5, wanted for
felony failure
to appear on
two counts of
dealing in
stolen proper-
ty and grand
theft and one
count criminal
mischief; one
misdemeanor Arzavious J.
count of fail- Givens
ure to appear
battery and three counts of fail-
ure to appear driving while
license suspended or revoked.
His date of birth is 12-4-81. He is
a white male, 6' 0" tall and
weighs 145 lbs. with black hair
and brown eyes. He has a tatoo
on his left arm. His last known
address was Davis Drive, Belle
Glade. His occupation is field
labor.
If you know the whereabouts
of Arzavious Jermaine Givens or
anyone involved in a serious
crime, call Crime Stoppers at 1-
800-458-TIPS. You can remain
anonymous and still receive a
cash reward of up to $1,000 if
your tip leads to an arrest. You
can also visit the Crime Stoppers
Web site at www.crimestopper-
spbc.com.
.Givens was a wanted fugitive
at the time of this publication.


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The City of Belle Glade will hold "Early Voting" prior
to its March 8, 2005 municipal election. All eligible vot-
ers may cast their ballot at Belle Glade City Hall, 110
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. West, Palm Beach
County, Florida on the following dates and times:


Monday, February 21, 2005, through Saturday,
February 26, 2005, starting at 10:00 a.m. and
ending at 6:00 p.m.;

Monday, February 28, 2005, starting at 7:00 a.m.
and ending at 3:00 p.m.;

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 through Saturday,
March 5, 2005, starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending
at 6:00 p.m.; and

Monday, March 7, 2005, starting at 10:00 a.m.
and ending at 6:00 p.m.

Early Voting will not be open on Sundays.


To reduce waiting time, bring your voter identification
card, driver's license, or some form of photo identifica-
tion bearing your signature. However, all Belle Glade
registered voters will be permitted to vote, even if you
fail to bring proper identification, by completing the
required affidavit verifying your identity.

Only those qualified registered'voters living within the
corporate limits of the City of Belle Glade may vote in
City elections.

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The first mention of Basinger in
Florida's rich history is ..i ,in il not
the town or the ijfort, bIut an account
of young i'irsi Lieutenait, William
lion l13asinler, Ibori in 1806 and
killed ifn 1835 during the battle
called the "iDade .I..: 'inwhat
is now I 1, i.. 11 during the Second
SemifTole Vqar.
I years later, in 1837, Colonel
Zachaiy Taylor built tihe fort on the
S ... i. River (in what is now
(keecl lobee County) and named it
for the young lieutenant who had
died with valor in service to his
country.
Later Thomas Daughtrey
moved front north of the fort to five
miles south of the fort and lived
there, according to "Hislory of
Florida" by Vani.Andingliam and
P. i i ,.; ,. Tlihe same book also
documents that Henry L. Parker
joined him around 1858; Noel
Raburn Raulerson, Sr. came in
1874, Shadrach M. Chandler came
in 1877 and opened a general store;
William Underhill, Shadrach's son-
il-law can me about the same time.
People kept coming to the
Basinger settlement on the Kissim-
mee River. Then, county records
show there was a school started in
April of 1880.
luring the 1880's, steamboat
trade began on the Kissimmee
River, further linking Basinger to the
outside world of travel and trade. In
1901 James S. Walker was appoint-
ed postmaster. The post office was
located in Walker's General Store.
Even before 1910, land developers
found the area, selling the prairie
land north of town to unsuspecting-
northerners for farming.
A railroad was built from
Kenansville down to a point called
Prairie Ridge, which was located
about 12 miles north of Basinger.
But then farming predictably failed,
the railroad was abandoned and
the tracks taken up. The old rail-
road bed is now the road called
Peavine Trail that runs north up
through Viking Subdivision to the
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State
Park and on into the park.
But Basinger didn't become a
complete ghost town. Other peo-
ple came later and here, memories
are shared:
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Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history


half years old my family lived in
Eagle Bay," recalled Elda Mae Bass.
"My father worked in town. My
grandparents lived up in Basinger.
We used to go visit them every
weekend or every other weekend.
After they blacktopped Highway 98
we moved out there. With the road
blacktopped my dad could get to
work in town. We had just sand
roads then and you either bogged
.down in the dry sand in the winter
or bogged down in the wet sand in
the summer. Got stuck either way.
"Then the hurricane tore out the


bridge over Chandler's Slough,"
she said. "We had to go all the way
around by what we called Nine
Mile Grade. That road runs
between S.R. 70 and Highway 98.
Today it's called 724.
"In those days you didn't drive
more than 35-40 miles an hour and
that was fast then. Everyone's cows
ranged free. Everyone's did. There
weren't any fences then. Cows had
the right-of-way. If there was a cow
in the road and it wouldn't move,
you waited 'til it did. They said that
when school let out, teacher would
let out the bigger boys first to chase
away any nearby cows so they
wouldn't scare the little kids. It was-
n't until the 1940's that they passed
the law that you had to fence in
your cows," she said.
Mrs. Bass recalls battling mos-
quitoes: "Hated 'em. I just hated
'em. Our parents always said 'Don't
hold the door open!' And of course
I always had to wear long sleeves
for the mosquitoes and the sun too,
and a hat outdoors.


"Then it got popular to have a
tan and like all the girls, I'd put on
baby oil with some iodine in it and
my mother had a fit. She said,
'You'll get cancer and you'll have
freckles big as a nickel and then
you'll be sorry.'
"We made sure the grass and
weeds were always cut in the yard
around the house and no flower
pots or other containers stood
around with water in them. At night
sometimes my parents would build
a fire outside so all the kids could
run around it and yell and carry on,
but the fire would keep the mos-
quitoes away," Mrs. Bass said:
"Then we had Gulf Spray in a
pump sprayer and we could spray
the rooms in the house to kill mos-
quitoes there.
"Progress will come whether
you like it or not you can take it like
in a bag and squeeze tight, but you
have to let it out sooner or later in
some way. But Florida doesn't ever
change, not really. Florida changes
you," said Mrs. Bass.


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Vietnam vets still being ignored


By Mark Young

MOORE HAVEN The long
journey home for our veterans who
served this country in faraway
South East Asia has been wrought
with perilous dangers, scorn of
those who they had left their loved
ones to fight for, and, at times, have
just been ignored.
It took decades for our Vietnam
vets to get their deserved welcome
home, and while the wounds of
the war have begun to heal within
a society that had literally split at the
seams, some veterans still feel they
are being ignored by the very gov-
ernment that sent them into harm's
way..
The story of Ted Ploehn has not
been an uncommon one, but the
fact that these kinds of stories are
still ongoing, raises concerns about
how the problems with Vietnam
veterans are translated over to our
current veterans putting their lives
on the line in the war on terror.
"That's what I'm concerned
about," said Mr. Ploehn. "I'm not
asking. for treatment because of
any medals I've won. I'm asking for
treatment because I deserve it and
if it's happening to me, what's
going to happen when our veter-
ans come home now? What's
going to happen to them?"
Mr. Ploehn, a, Silver Star recipi-
ent, is in a battle with the Veteran's
Administration (VA) over health
conditions that may be linked to
Agent Orange, a cancer-causing
substance used in Korea and Viet-
nam to kill vegetation. The agent
was often sprayed over U1.S. forces
or in areas U.S. forces would soon
be moving into.
Mr. Ploehn is like thousands of.
other vets who began suffering
from symptoms of Agent Orange
exposure, and like his counter-
parts, the ensuing ill-health afflic-
tions have met with resistance
within the VA.
He has been diagnosed with
polyneuropathy, an incurable liver
disease often caused by exposure


to poisons. However, his initial
diagnosis by a private physician
was challenged by the VA medical
staff.
The first signs of liver problems
began to appear in 1973, at which
time Mr. Ploehn Ihad a liver test per-
formed with another veteran who
was experiencing similar prob-
lems. Red flags were hoisted, as a
potential problem was noticed in
the tests.
"The doctor asked us both if we
drank, we said we did, and lie told
us to stop or we would be dead in
two years," he said. "I quit drinking
that day in 1973 my friend didn't
- and I went to his funeral two
years later."
In the early 80s, Mr. Ploehn went
in to have a specific test performed
for Agent Orange exposure while in
Grand Rapids, MI, which displays a
number sequence indicating
whether or not there has been
exposure.
"The doctor took the computer
printout and apparently didn't like
what he saw," he said. "So, he took
a pen and started scratching out
numbers and wrote down lower
numbers than what was originally
on the printout."
Ultimately, Mr. Ploehn was diag-
nosed with his liver disease two
years ago, but the resistance from
the VA has continued.
Part of the problem may be
attributed to the length of time
between his service and his diag-
nosis, but there are attributing fac-
tors, other than the alleged mishan-
dling of his case from the
beginning.
Polyneuropathy is incurable,
but is somewhat manageable in
putting into remission. Routine
blood withdrawals or a strict high-
carbohydrate diet can put the dis-
ease into remission.
Over the course of 25 years lead-
ing up to his diagnosis, Mr. Ploehn
had eight different surgeries, at
which time there was obvious
blood loss. He thinks that kept the
disease at bay, but his last major
surgery was in 1993 and since that'


time, the related symptoms have
invaded his body.
Another problem arose follow-
ing his initial diagnosis by a private
doctor, who sent his results for-
ward to the VA. The doctor from
the VA rejected the diagnosis, lead-
ing Mr. Ploehn to end his diet, and
the symptoms returned. He went
back to the same VA doctor who
now told him that he may have
borderlinee polyneuropthy".
"It's kind of like telling someone
you are borderline pregnant," said
his wife Beatrice, a Navy veteran
herself. "Either you have it or you
don't."
Fed up with years of runaround,
Mr. Ploehn has taken his case to the
Disabled Veterans of America
(DAV) organization that has
accepted him based on his medical
records. DAV has stepped forward
to represent Mr. Ploehn in his
attempts to get the VA to provide
him with the medical services he
deserves.
"If this is happening to me, think
about how many other people are
having these problems," said Mr.
Ploehn. "What about the guys who
fought in the gulf wars? What
about the guys during the A-bomb
test? The government denied any-
thing was wrong with them for
years."
Mr. Ploehn said the government
has historically ignored the health
problems associated with its war
veterans and that the current
administration talks a good game,
but continues with the status quo,
of ignoring the welfare of this coun-
try's warriors.
"They are just waiting around
for all of us to die, so they don't
have to pay for us anymore," he
said. "I've been a walking dead
man since I entered the jungles of
Vietnam in 1966 I just didn't
know it right away."
Mr. Ploehn earned his Silver Star
while part of an occupation force
on Landing Zone Bird in the north-
ern part of Vietnam. There were
300 members of his First Calvary
Division at the landing zone, but


Reservation host 67th Annual Field Day


By Katrina Elsken

The Brighton Seminole
Reservation's 67th Annual Field
Day, held Feb. 18-20 at Brighton
Reservation in Glades County,
featured a PRCA rodeo, a wild
animal show, alligator wrestling
and Native American dancers.
Visitors also learned more about
Seminole culture w ile touring a.
'traditional Seminole "chickee"
village.
The Field Day tradition start-
ed in 1938 with a celebration on
the reservation. In the early field
days, the Seminoles competed
in horseback races and other
game's. In modern field days, a
Professional Rodeo Cowboy
Association (PRCA) rodeo has
replaced other sports. Other
competitions such as the best
traditional costumes and best fry
bread continue, and the annual
event is now open to the public.
Festivities started Friday with
Kids Day at Brighton Reserva-
tion. School children from Okee-
chobee, Hendry, Martin and
Glades Counties attended. On
Saturday and Sunday, the festival
was open to the general public.
Paul and lan s Alligator
Show, from the Seminole Native
Village in Hollywood, Fla.,
attracted the attention of festival-
goers with a display of alligators,
snakes and turtles as well as a
bear and a cougar.
The tradition of alligator
wrestling started when Semi-
noles caught alligators to se4


only five would walk away with
their lives after being overrun by an
overwhelming number of North
Vietnamese Army regulars.
The couple is. currently residing
in Moore Haven and his intentions
were to come to the West Palm
Beach VA Hospital for treatment,
but will have to wait for the govern-
mental red-tape-ceasefire that may,
or may not ever come.
While Mr. Ploehn's home sena-
tor in Michigan has pledged to look
into his case, the efforts locally have
run up against the typical political
brick wall. Since Mr. Ploehn has
been seeking treatment in Florida,
he sent correspondence to Gover-
nor Jeb Bush.
Gov. Bush did not respond,
instead forwarding the complaint
back to the Department of Veter-
an's Affairs, which ultimately
referred him back to the same doc-
tor who has already denied his
claims. The circle appears to be
never ending for that percentage of
veterans who are only asking for
what they earned through sacrific-
ing their own blood in answering
their nation's cries for action.
Will that circle ultimately close
or open for America's modern day
warriors? It is obvious that today's
soldiers arrive home with the
honor they deserve and it is happily
bestowed upon them by a grateful
public. But Mr. Ploehn continues to
wonder if their own government
will ensure their health and welfare
to all veterans who took up arms
when they were simply asked to do
their duty.


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Paul Simmons, of the Native
Village in Hollywood shows
off-an alligator turtle during
the wild animal show.
"Seminoles know how to
catch them without hurting
them," explained Paul Sim-
mons.
He said the alligators used in
the shows.were caught "in peo-
ple s backyards and swim-
ming pools." If the animals
weren't captured by the Semi,
noles, they probably would have
been killed by the hunters
licensed to kill nuisance alliga-
tors, he said.
"Alligator wrestling is not a
bunch of headlocks and body
slams," he said. "The idea is to
catch the gator with your bare
hands."
. Alligator wrestling is not
without.risks, he said, adding


The Bird Chopper Dancers
were among the Native Amer-
icans who performed at the
Brighton Seminole Field Day
Feb. 18-20 at Brighton Reser-
vation in Glades County.
that all of the alligator wrestlers
have been bitten at one time or
another.
An alligator can jump two-
thirds the distance of its body
length, he said. An alligator has
80 very sharp teeth, .all of them
for ripping and tearing, he said.
Mr. Simmons said Florida is
horne to alligators, crocodiles
and caymans. All three can be
dangerous, he added. The big
reptiles are particularly danger-
ous if they have been fed by
humans, he added, because
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"This is a great way for
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these 'everyday heroes' who
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Ah, those crafty kids
The Clewiston Recreation and 4-H Crafty Kids club held a Valentine Bingo at the Youth
Center on Monday Feb. 14. Over 5P kids had a great time winning prizes and candy. To
join the crafty kids 4-H club call 983-1492.


Hendry County 4-H participate


in Florida State Fair


Hendry County 4-H sewing
members participated in the
Florida State Fair Fashion Show
Saturday, Feb. 12. Fashions are
constructed and modeled by
Florida 4-H Youth.
The 4-H'ers modeling were
Jay Dee Hull, Mavis Plamondon,
Sabrina McCluskey, Clarissa
Madrid, Alsham Sabino, Anabel
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and separated into categories
according to the type of garment
constructed. Active Sports Wear,
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Anabel Areniuas captured
second place in the Young at
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her clouds and sun pajamas with
Clarissa Madrid placing third
with her lavender flannel pajama
pants accented with an applique
shirt with matching material.
Jacinda Sheltra was awarded
third place with her star pajamas
accented with her teddy bear and
bedr.,,,rn -hoes. Jacinda mod-
eled in the Savvy Sewers My
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Teens category, Jessica Zupky
modeled her red/white oriental
print dress in the Special Occa-
sion Category. Jessica took third


place.
Members modeling garments
were from the LaBelle Sewing .4-
H Club under the leadership of
Elinor Morlock, Pudge Lehman,
and Mary Robinson. Patricia
Bosley and Margaret Haywood


are the leaders of the Pioneer 4-H
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If you have sewing talents and
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to one of our sewing clubs,
please contact the 4-H office at
674-4092 or 983-1598.


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More help needed for


young ball players


The Clewiston Youth Base-
ball League is still in need of
sponsors and umpires for the
upcoming youth baseball sea-
son.
If you would like to get
involved in sponsoring a team
or purchasing a banner,
please contact Abby Mass at


228-0475.
Umpires are also needed
this year a certification is
required. For more informa-
tion in how to get involved
with your community's youth
through America's pastime,
contact Kevin Durance at 228-
0636.


Baseball Schedule
Feb. 22, hosts Moore Haven,
7p.m.
March 10, at Weinbaum
Yeshiva, 7 p.m.
March 15, at Pahokee, 3:15
p.m.
March 17, hosts Cardinal
Newman, 7 p.m.
March 24, at Moore Haven, 7
p.m.
March 29, at Wellington, 7
p.m.
March 31, at Royal Palm, 3:30
p.m.
April 1, at Jensen Beach, 6,
p.m.
April 5, at Pope John Paul, 7
p.m.
April 8, at Cardinal Newman,
7p.m.
April 15, hosts Pahokee, 5
p.m.
April 19, hosts Jensen Beach,
5p.m.
April 22, hosts Pope John
Paul, 7 p.m.
April 26, at Palm Beach Cen-
tral, 7 p.m.
Flag Football
Schedule
March 14, hosts Palm Beach
Lakes, 6/7 p.m.
March 16, at Suncoast, 6/7
p.m.
March 28, hosts Palm Beach
Central, 6/7 p.m.
March 30, hosts Royal Palm
Beach, 6/7 p.m.
April 4, at Wellington, 6/7
p.m.
April 6, hosts Park Vista, 6/7
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April 7, at William T. Dwyer,.
6/7 p.m. '
April 11, at Pahokee, 6/7 p.m.
April 13, hosts John L.
Leonard, 6/7 p.m.
April 18, at Forest Hill, 6/7
p.m.
April 20, hosts Gold Coast, 6
p.m.
April 30, District Tournament,
TBA.
May 3, FHSAA Pay-in game,
TBA.
May 6-7, FHSAA Finals, TBA.
Girl's Softball
Schedule
Feb. 16, at Wellington, 5/7
p.m. Double Header
Feb. 28, hosts Cardinal New-
man, 4/6 p.m. Double Header
March 3, at Pahokee,.4 p.m.
March 7, at Forest Hill, 5 p.m.
March 10, Bye Week.


March 16, at Pope John Paul,
4:30/6:30 p.m. Double Header
March 18, hosts Palm Beach
Lakes, 5 p.m.
March 28, at Palm Beach Cen-
tral, 4 p.m.
March 30, hosts Glades Day, 5
p.m.
April 4, hosts Pahokee, 4:30
p.m.
April 7, hosts Jensen Beach,
4/6 p.m. Double Header
April .13, hosts Forest Hill, 5
p.m.
April 14, at Royal Palm Beach,
6p.m.
Girls and Boys Raider
Tennis Schedule
Feb. 17, hosts Palm Beach
Central, 4 p.m.
Feb. 22, at Wellington, 4 p.m.
Feb. 24, at School of the Arts,
4p.m.
March 3, hosts Wellington, 4
p.m.
March 10, hosts Royal Palm
Beach, 4 p.m.
March 29, at Royal Palm
Beach, 4 p.m.
March 31, at Forest Hill, 4
p.m.
April 5, hosts Forest Hill, 4
p.m.
April 6, hosts School of the
Arts, 4.p.m.
April 12, at Palm Beach Cen-
tral, 4 p.m.
' Districts: April 18 and 19-
Location T.B.A.
Clewiston still pending.
Boys and girls
track and field
March 4, at Lake Worth Quad
Meet, 3:30 p.m.
March 11, hosts Glades Cen-
tral Invitational, 3 p.m.
March 15, at Royal Palm
Beach Invitational, 3 p.m.
March 18, hosts Glades Cen-
"tral Quad Meet: Kings Academy,
Forest Hill, Pahokee, Wellington,
4p.m.
March 25, at John I. Leonard
Invitational.
April 1, hosts
conference/west, Champi-
onship, 3 p.m.
April 7, at County Champi-
onship, 3 p.m.
April 15, hosts District 13-2A,
2 p.m.
April 22, at Regionals 2A,
TBA.
April 29, 2A State Meet, Coral
Springs, TBA.
April 30, 2A State Meet, Ft.
Lauderdale, TBA.


Editor's note: Attention South Lake coaches. Your communi-
ties deserve the best sports coverage possible for your area
athletes. To ensure this coverage is provided, please e-mail the
sports information sheets that have been provided to you to:
myoung@newszap.com, or fax them to (863) 983-7537.


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON After qualify-
ing two Tiger wrestlers for postsea-
son action, only one will continue
the ultimate trek, in the hqnt for
state championship glory.
Both Anthony Smith and Kristo-
pher Smith survived districts to
qualify for the regional tourna-
ment and while both wrestled
well, only one will continue.
Kristopher Smith, wrestling in
the 140-pound division, opened up
the tournament against the district
runner-up champ from Plearwa-
ter Central Catholic High"School
and pinned his opponent in the
third round.
I The victory launched him into
the quarterfinals where he faced
off against the district champion
from Bartow High School. Kristo-
pher kept up the momentum, tak-
ing down the Bartow champ in the
second round for the pin.
The competition only grew
more intense as Kristopher took
the mat against another district
champion, this one from Berkley
Prep. It was an intense back and
forth battle that ultimately went
into overtime where Kristopher
emerged with the victory, setting
the stage for a possible regional
three 1A championship.
He would meet up with the
two-time regional champion from
Lemon Bay and it would Kristo-
pher who would strike first with a
quick score, but the reigning
champ would eventually come
back to take a closely contested 9-
4 victory.
Kristopher would end the
regional tournament with a sec-
ond place finish, and more impor-
tant, has qualified for state as one


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Tiger mat warriors prepared
for regional action after qual-
ifying from the district tour-
nament. Ultimately, the
Tigers would send just one to
the state championship meet.
of the top 16 wrestlers in the state.
He will be back in action this
weekend in the hunt for the state
championship and hopes to see
his Lemon Bay counterpart again.
"He won't beat me again," said
Kristopher.
Tiger head coach Jess Alford
said his young 140-pounder is
more than ready for the stiff com-
petition expected at the state tour-
ney.
"Kris has improved so much
from the beginning and has
peeked out at the perfect time. He
is ready for the State tournament
and I expect him to do well."
Also taking the mat over the
weekend was Anthony Smith who
qualified for regionals in the 112-
pound division. Antpony finished
with a 1-2 record.
"Anthony wrestled very well
this weekend," said Alford. "The
112-pound weight class was very
tough in both the district and the
region. Just making it to the region
was a serious accomplishment in
itself."


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By Mark Young
CLEWSITON Clewiston High
School's Tiger net squad opened
up their spring tennis season last
week with a 1-1 split, as they lost a
close match against Lake Placid
Feb. 15 and turned around to
sweep LaBelle Feb. 17.
The Tigers opened up the sea-
son looking to rebuild after losing
all of their starters from a year ago.
Picking up victories in the 4-3 loss
against Lake Placid were number
four seed Patrick Morton and num-
ber five seed Rupert Mighty.
Morton won two out of three,
taking the match by scores of 6-2, 6-
4, and 6-7 to defeat Lake Placid's
John Hailey. Clewiston lost all of
the top three seeds, but Morton's
victory put them back in the hunt
and Mighty's three-set win allowed
the Tigers to pull back into the
match.
Mighty downed Jonathan Joles
6-4, 2-6, and 6-4 to send the team
match decision into the doubles
competition. Morton teamed up
with James Hainley in the second
doubles match to easily take the
victory by scores of 6-0 and 6-3. The
match winner came in the number
one doubles pair, however, with
Lake Placid securing the overall
*win with the victory.
Heading back onto the court
Feb. 17, the young Tiger squad
redeemed their narrow defeat with
a clean sweep over the Cowboys.
Josh Ingram defeated Dan
Rodriguez at the number one seed
by duplicate scores of 6-2 to give
the Tigers the early advantage and
Clewiston would never look back.


Andres Fuente, playing at the num-
ber two seed, found himself in a
battle, but emerged with a 7-6 and
6-3 victory.
Hainley took the court against
his number three counterpart and
walked off with a 6-3 and 6-4 win
while number four seed Morton
picked up his second straight victo-
rywith a 6-1 and 6-3 win over Felipe
Duras.
Morton's victory secured the
overall team victory for Clewiston,
with four straight wins, but the
Tigers went on to complete the
sweep after number five seed
Mighty took down his counterpart
in three sets 1-6, 7-6, and 7-6.
Ingram.and Fuente teamed up to
win the number one doubles
match 7-6 and 6-4. Hainley and
Morton rounded out the sweep
with a number two doubles victory
of 6-2 and 6-1.
"We are basically starting from
scratch this year with no returners,"
said Tiger head coach Steve Gwyn.
Our number one seed has more
experience than anyone and our
number two seed has some experi-
ence, but everyone else is basically
new. I thought they did very well in
both matches."
Gwyn said the team has been
focusing on conditioning and hit-
ting the ball since practice began
Jan.31.
"I am trying to get them to real-
ize the importance of consistency
and fitness," said Gwyn. "That's
been our focus since we started
practice and this was a good start to
our season, but we still have some
work to do if we expect to improve,
as the season progresses."


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Hendry County sheriff deputies executed a search warrant in
Montura Feb. 15 and discovered a stockpile of stolen dump
truck parts.


Here lies what used to be a fully-rigged dump truck, now a
mere frame after all the parts were stripped down to sell as'
parts. The operation discovered by the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office was estimated at $600,000.


Search
Continued From Page 1
dealt specifically in stolen dump
trucks. The vehicles on site had
already been completely disas-
sembled. The frames were cut
down and we think they were
going to be boxed and shipped
overseas, although we can't say
that for sure yet."
Sheriff Lee said that the prop-
*erty contained several storage
*bins full of vehicle parts.
"It looked like it had been set
up so people could just come in
and shop for what they needed
like you were walking into Wal-
'Mart or something," he said.
There were about eight large


bins discovered along with sev-
eral truck frames. The stolen
vehicle, which had led officers to
the property was worth
$160,000. Sheriff Lee said the
parts that were found on the
property had an approximate
value of $50,000, but that the
entire operation was worth
about $600,000.
The parts are already being
traced to their origis. Sheriff Lee
said they have traced some of
the parts to vehicle thefts in
Avon Park, Ft. Myers, Hialeah,
and as far away as Daytona.
"No arrests have been made
at this point," said Sheriff Lee.
"But we do have suspects and
it's safe to say that the investiga-
tion is ongoing."


Courtesy pnoto
Donald Wayne Green will be remembered by friends and
family for the smile he always had for them. The 18-year-old
was killed in a tragic horse riding accident Feb. 18.


Green
Continued From Page 1
It goes without saying that
Donald was cut down in the
,prime of life, with an entire future
to look forward. He would have
graduated this year and although
his exact plans for his future were
not carved in stone, those plans
will never come to fruition.
"He should have never lost his
life like that," said Mr. Flynn.
"There were a lot of guys that
were closer to him than I was, but
he had a lot of friends. All I can do
is just hold onto my memories of
him and there were -a lot of
them."..
Mr. Flynn said Donald wasn't


the e y o have enemies he
was just too well liked among his
peers. The reaction from his
friends is fairly typical of the griev-
ing process in that they just aren't
ready to let go.
"The biggest question is why,"
said Mr. Flynn. "Nobody wants
him to be really gone."
Donald is survived by his
father, Curtis, and stepmother,
Anita Green; his brother, Christo-
pher; step brothers, Billy and
Oscar Yates; sister, Serena Green,
and stepsister, Stormie Green.
Funeral services were held
Feb. 18 at the Church of God in
Clewiston. Akin Davis Funeral
Homes was in charge of the
arrangements, with the Reverend
Ronnie Davis presiding.


The Community of LaBelle and it's surround-
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Glance
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Diabetes Classes
Free Diabetes classes will be
starting March 1-3 at Hendry
Regional Medical Center. Seats are
limited. Call Toni Pavey-McDaniel at
983-1123 for more information.
Get your fair booth
Are you interested in getting a
booth for the Hendry county Fair
and livestock show. March 6, from
1-4 p.m. at the Hendry County Fair
grounds. Quilts, craft, canning, art-
work or anything you have made.
Call 983-6273 or 983-9282. Rent a
booth at the fair. Eight by 10 spaces
are available for $20. March 11-19,
please call 228-2131 or 983-9282.
Ask forTerease.
Clewiston
Adult School
The Clewiston Adult School will
be offering the Para Pro Test March
2, 16, 30, April 13, 27, and May 4
and 11. You may contact the
Clewiston'Adult School at 983-1511
or 983-1512 for more information.
The Clewiston Adult School is also
offering a variety of classes that
range from GED prep, ABE, ESOL
(English for Speakers of Other Lan-
guages), Basic Computer, Spanish,
and Substitute Teacher Prepara-
tion. Also be sure to ask about the
Hendry County Adult School Schol-
arship. You may contact the Clewis-
ton Adult School at (863) 983-1511
for more information.
Lifeguard meeting
A lifeguard meeting will take
place March 14, 5:30 p.m. at the
Youth'Center. Must be 16 years of
age or older. The cost is $150 per
person. Call the Youth Center at
983-1492 to register.
Babysitting course
A babysitting course for ages 12-
15 will be held at the youth center
March 22, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The
cost is $45 per person to register
call the youth center at 983-1492.
The American Red Cross will
instruct the course. Bring a bag
lunch.
Easter egg hunt
There will be an Easter egg hunt
for children ages 8 and under,
March 26, 9 a.m. at Wood Works
Park. Sponsored by the Clewiston
Recreation Department, the VFW
post 4185 and the Okeechobee
Moose Lodge #1753.
Alcoholics
Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets
every Tuesday, and Friday, at 8 p.m.
at the Community Presbyterian
Church-407 Royal Palm Ave.
Taste of
Sugar Contest
Start thing about your entry
for the Taste of Sugar Recipe Con-
test in the 19th Annual Sugar Festi-
val April 16. Applications are avail-
able at the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce, or email at Sweet-
Tas,teRecipe@aol.com for more
information.
Rainbows
Trails Camp
The Hope Hospice Rainbow
Trails'Camp for bereaved children
,helps to heal young hearts and
change lives forever. Children ages
6-16 who have had someone signif-
icant in their life die in the past year
are eligible to attend the camp at
no cost, June 10-12. Registration is
now open. For more information,
call (239) 489-9149 or (800) 835.
1673.
Coaches needed
The Clewiston Cougars are
seeking football and cheerleader
coaches tor the 2005 season. Any-
one interested in volunteering
please contact April White or Char-
lene Forde. The league has also
formed a new board the new
members are: President-Ben Cut-
shaw, V President-Charles Felton,
Treasurer-Charlene Forde (228-
3986), Secretary-April White (228-
7887), Athletic Director-Rick Ben-
jamin, Jose Casas, MelvMri Brooks,
AlGary, RayTolbert.


Offenders
Continued From Page 1
testify at all.
But that is just the first of
many trials victims of sexual
abuse undergo through the
course of their lives. Very often,
it is a lifelong struggle of under-
standing what it is that hap-
pened to them and attempting
to keep it from impacting their
personal lives as they eventually
reach adulthood.
In a survey of male and
female victims, the similarities
are remarkable, with the excep-
tion of how a male and a female
deal with the victimization
process.
Males have a strong tendency
to suppress what happened to
them as children, gaining the
ability to completely block out
the attacks. As children, follow-
ing the sexual assaults, they are
prone to acting out sexually and
in some cases they become bul-
lies towards other children in an
attempt to show the "only the
strong survive" symptoms.
The men surveyed showed
more of tendency towards
becoming prone to substance
abuse problems, while the
women surveyed said their
problems remain at the emo-
tional level in how they dealt
with their adult lives.
Women find it difficult to
"trust" their relationships with
men and sometimes find them-
selves picking the "wrong" type
of man who eventually victim-
izes them again in one form or
another.
How these victims ultimately
deal with their childhood trau-
ma depends a.great deal on the
level of support and professional
counseling they received as chil-
dren. Of the victims surveyed,
most have had a system of sup-
port that has allowed them to
lead their lives with a sense of
purpose. But for one female vic-
tim, that was not the case.
After being subjected to sexu-
al molestation from her stepfa-
ther, the victim tried to do the
right thing by telling her mother.
Instead of support, she received
hostility and the mother became
jealous of her daughter.
That lack of support from the
person she needed from the
most, led to a lifetime of mistrust
of everyone in her life. Eventual-
ly she received counseling in
early adulthood after her own
child was molested and the
understanding of what hap-.
pened to her, her child, and the
men she allowed in her life
became clear.
The theft of child's innocence
is not stolen property. It can't be
found in a police evidence room
nor can it ever be returned.
Once taken, it is often gone for-


Rotary
Continued From Page 1
together for a common goal."
While women began tc
become official members of the
Rotary clubs, they did have theii
own organizations to help in the
same causes. Out of those clubs
Inner Wheel was born and it has
become the second largest
women's organization in the
world.
"It's about understanding
friendship, and service," she
explained. "Why do we help the
Rotarians? Because we can help
- these cldbs become stronger."
It's the primary goal of Inner
Wheel, to help the Rotarians. Ir
fact, the only way to become a
member of Inner Wheel is to be
married to; a partner of, or c
family member of a current
Rotarian .
Ms. Collins said while there is
no pressure on new clubs to "get
involved" they are not just a
lunch bunch.
"We have a purpose and we
fulfill it," she said.


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ever leaving the confused child
to enter adulthood without the
joys of ever being a child.
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understand what happened to
them, and, sadly, many others
never heal.'


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Care-giving Connections offers advice


Transportation is an issue that
is vital to the quality of life for
older adults and their caregivers.
When physical and cognitive
impairments prevent older adults
from driving or using public trans-
portation,' caregivers often
become primary transportation
providers.
Unfortunately, providing trans-
portation can be a stressful and
time-consuming care-giving task.
The following tips are for care-
givers to consider when either
transporting or arranging trans-
portation for their loved ones. Use
these questions to gather more
detailed information from the
transportation provider you are
considering in order to choose
the best option for your loved
one.
-What is the service area? Is
there a limitation on distance?
-How much will the service
cost? Will insurance pay for
rides provided by the service?


-Is there an evaluation that
must take place prior to the first
ride?
-Are there requirements to
qualify for the service? If so, what
are they?.
-Is there a membership fee
that must be paid before schedul-
ing rides with the service?
-How far in advance must
reservations be made?
-Are rides provided in the
evenings, on weekends or on hol-
idays?
-Are rides provided to social as
well as medical or shopping
appointments?
-Are door-to-door or curb to-
curb services provided?
-Are rides provided to people
who use wheelchairs? If so, do
riders stay in their wheelchair, or
are they transferred to a seat dur-
ing the ride?
-Is there an escort or attendant
in the vehicle with the driver? -
Does someone stay with my fami-


ly member during appointments?
-Can a family member serve as
an escort? If so, is there an extra
cost associated?
-Will there be a wait when
picked up from home or for the
return trip? If so, how long?
-Will other passengers be rid-
ing? If so, what is the maximum
length of time of the ride while
others are being picked-
up/dropped-off?
When impairments resulting
from dementias prevent older
adults from safely driving or using
public transportation, caregivers
often become primary trans-
portation providers. Transporting
your loved one can be a chal-
lenge, but does not have to be a
struggle every time.
-Be patient and allow time to
get ready and get into the car.
-Try to allow your loved one to
calm down before entering the
car.
S-Be prepared with relaxing


Going batty may help combat insects


By MaiyAnn Morris

Bats are victims of bad public
relations. Florida bats do not
suck your blood. They have
superb navigation systems -
they do not get tangled in your
hair. They almost never carry
rabies (less than one-half of one
percent according to the Univer-
sity of Florida).
But if you give them a place to
live, they will eat about half their
weight in mosquitoes, flies,
moths and beetles every night.
There really is such a creature
as a Vampire Bat, but they live in
Latin America, not South Florida.
There really are fruit bats like
Stellaluna, in the delightful chil-
dren's story by the same name
written by Jannell Cannon. Stel-
laluna is.the dear baby bat that is
accidentally separated from her
mother before she can fly, caus-
ing her to drop into a nest of
baby birds. Fruit bats don't live.
here either.
According to the University of
Florida, people sometimes see
bats near their fruit trees and
mistakenly think they eat fruit.
Instead these bats are consum-
ing insects that are attracted to
fruit.
"The most common bat in
our area of Florida is the Mexican
Free-Tailed Bat, so-called
.because the tail extends back out
past its wing," said Ken Gioeli,
Natural Resource Agent for St.
Lucie County Cooperative Exten-
sion Service.
"Bats are actually the most
numerous species of marrimal in
.the State of Florida," he contin-
ued.
Florida is also home to the Sil-
ver Haired Bat, which is the only
solitary bat. All other bats live-in
colonies..
The Eastern Pipistrelle is also
found here, living in trees deep in
the woods. This is the world's
smallest bat about the size of'


Soutt


Courtesy photo/Bat Conservation International
Mexican Free-tailed Bat in flight.


a double bumblebee. Florida's
other bats have a wingspan of
about six inches and a body
about the size of a man's thumb.
Bats aren't rodents they're
mammals. According to the Uni-
the bones in a bafs wing roughly
correspond' to a human hand.
They are the only mammals that
can fly. Mother bats have one
baby a year in spring or summer.
Before they have their babies, the
mother bats in a colony crowd
together to form a nursery -
kept very warm by all the body
heat.
Bats do not fly into things.
Bats guide themselves by a
sound system called echoloca-
tion as do some whales: They
make a high pitched sound, too
high for our ears and listen ito the
echo as the sound bounces off


objects. About 10 times a sec-
ond, at every wing-beat their cry
bounces off objects guiding
them in the dark.
In South Florida, bats will live
in tree cavities, snags and un-
pruned cabbage palms. ,
"The Yellow Bat roosts exclu-
sively in un-pruned palm trees,
perfectly camouflaged. Their fur
exactly matches the color of a
dead palm frond," said Mr.
Gioeli.
They will also live in bat hous-
es, which can be easily made
from scrap lumber and a few
miscellaneous materials. Bat
houses can also be purchased
from commercial sources. By
installing bat houses on your
property, you can provide habitat
for a creature, whose, numbers
are dwindling and reduce the
bug population as well.


Mr. Gioeli, a recognized expert
on bats in our area conducts a
monthly bat-detecting outing at
the Oxbow Eco Center in Port St.
Lucie. On the last Friday evening
of the month he will guide you to
see bats and.other_ night.creatures
in their natural habitat. Bring your
own flashlight.
Flashlights will be shielded
with red film so not to interfere.
with night vision. For more infor-
mation on this outing, call St.
Lucie County Cooperative Exten-
sion Service at (772) 462-1660.
For more information on bats
contact Bat Conservation Inter-
national, on the Web: www.bat-
con.org, or by Phone: (512) 327-
9721 or mail to Bat Conservation
International, P.O. 162603,
Austin, TX 78716. The bat box
plans shown here are from their
Web site.


Constructing a



bat house for you


music, sunglasses, photos, food,
etc.
-Seat your loved one in the rear
passenger side seat with seat belt
on and child lock in the 'on' posi-
tion.
-Encourage your loved one to
do as much as possible for
him/herself. i
-Try to keep glare from the sun
to a minimum.
-Give information in small bits
- give brief, step-by-step direc-
tions. Stay calm.
-Validate your loved one's feel-
ings whenever possible. Be aware
of your body language.
-Ask your loved one to use the
bathroom before getting into the
car.
-If possible, have a cellular
phone in the car in case of emer-
gency.
For additional information on
any of these services call (863)
675-1446.


Courtesy illustrations/
Bat Conservation International


Editors note: These bat
-house plans are reprinted with
permission from Bat Conserva-
tion International. For more
information, see their Web site at
www.batcon.org or write to
them at Bat Conservation Inter-
national, P.O. Box 162603, Austin,
TX 78716; telephone: (512) 327-
'9721; or, fax: (512)327-9724.

Materials Needed
(makes 1)
,1/4 sheet (2'x4') 1/2" AC, BC,
or Tl-11 (outdoor grade) ply-
wood. Do not use pressure treat-
ed wood.
One piece 1" x 2" (3/4"xl
1/2"-finished) x8' pine (furring
strip).
20-30 1 1/4"-coated deck or
exterior-grade Phillips screws.
One pint dark, water-based
stain, exterior-grade.
One pint water-based primer,
exterior-grade.
One quart flat water-based
paint or stain, exterior-grade.
One tube paintable latex
caulk.
1"x3"x28" board for roof
(optional, but highly recom-
mended).
Black asphalt shingles or gal-
vanized metal (optional).
6-10 7/8" roofing nails
(optional).
Recommended Tools:
Table saw or handsaw
Caulking gun
Variable speed reversing drill
Paintbrushes
Phillips bit for drill
Tape measure or yardstick
Scissors (optional)
Staple gun (optional)

Construction
Procedure
1. Measure and cut plywood
into three pieces:
26-1/2"x24"
16 1/2"x24"
5"x24"
2. Roughen inside ofiback-.
board and landing area by cutting
horizontal grooves with sharp
object or saw. Space grooves
about 1/2" apart, cutting 1/16" to
1/32" deep.
3. Apply two coats of dark,
water-based stain to interior sur-
faces. Do not use paint, as it will
fill grooves, making them unus-
able.
4. Measure and cut furring
into one 24" and two 20 1/4"
pieces.
5. Attach furring strips to back,
caulking first. Start with 24" piece
at top. Roosting chamber will be
3/4" wide (front to back).
6. Attach front to furring strips,
top piece first (don't forget to
caulk). Leave 1/2" vent space
between top and bottom front
pieces.
7. Caulk around all outside
joints to further seal roosting
chamber.
8. Attach a I1"x3"x28" board to


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3BRI2B mobile home on 2.3 +1/- acres.
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Walch the oflters play in the creek that
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located in a progressive E. Ft Myers
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located on Ft. Denaud Rd. wl 110' +/-
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home located in town on an oak cov-
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$135,000


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home or second home to get away for
the weekend, 2BR/1B CBS home on
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$127,000


neighborhoods. $475,000


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$450,000


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the top as a roof, if desired
-(optional, but highly recom-
mended).
9. Paint or stain exterior three
times (use primer for first coat).
10. Cover roof with shingles or
galvanized metal (optional).
Optional Modifications to the
Small Economy Bat House:
1. Wider bat houses can be
built for larger colonies. Be sure
to adjust dimensions for back
and front pieces and ceiling strip.
A 3/4"-support spacer may be
required in the center of the
roosting chamber for bat houses
over 24" wide to prevent warp-
ing.
2. Two bat houses can be
placed back to back, mounted on
poles. Before assembly, a hori-
zontal 3/4" slot should be cut in
the back of each house about 9"
from the bottom edge of the back
piece to permit movement of
bats between houses. Two pieces
of wood, l"x4"x4 1/4", screwed
horizontally to each side, will join
the two boxes. To provide addi-
tional roosting space, leave a 3/4"
space between the two houses,
and roughen the wood surfaces
or cover the back of each with
plastic mesh. (Do not cover the
:rear exit slots; see item 4 below).
One 1"x4"x34" vertical piece
attached to each side over the
horizontal pieces blocks light, but
allows bats and air to enter. A gal-
vanized metal roof, covering both
houses, protects the center roost-
ing area from rain. Eaves should
be about 3" in southern areas
and about I 1/21'in the north.
3. Ventilation may not be nec-
essary in cold climates. In this
case, the front should be a single
piece 23" long. Smaller bat hous-
es like this one will be less suc-
cessful in cool climates. Howev-
er, those mounted on buildings
gain heat faster, maintain thermal
stability better and are more likely
to attract bats.
4. Durable plastic mesh can
be substituted for roughening to
provide footholds for bats. Attach
one 20"x24 1/2" piece to back-
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Computer model helps farmers lower risk of crop loss


GAINESVILLE Scientists
from the University of Florida and
other southeastern universities are
helping farmers to get a jump on
Mother Nature.
Combining computer crop
models with climate forecasts that
predict whether an upcoming sea-
son is likely to be a wet and stormy
El Ni-o year, the researchers have
designed a unique Web-based
decision-making tool that farmers
can use to minimize the risk of
damage to their crops.
The interactive Web site is the
work of the Southeast Climate
Consortium, a group of
researchers from universities in
Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The
project is funded by the National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration and by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Risk
Management Agency.


"Most crops in Florida are
affected (by El Ni-o) in some way,
but the effects depend on the crop
and its management," said Jim
Jones, a distinguished professor of
agricultural and biological engi-
neering at UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, or
UF/IFAS. On Sunday, he will pres-
ent the consortium's Web-based
tool at the American Association
for the Advancement of Science's
annual conference.
Known as AgClimate.org, the
tool will allow farmers to get infor-
mation on how different the
expected climate is going to be
from normal and will provide esti-
mates on how yields of particular
crops might be affected.
The crop models are based,on
historical information about soil,
weather and management. To
helpTarmers get the most accurate


predictions of climate, conditions
for a growing season, the
researchers compile records of
conditions during El Ni-o years, La
Ni-a years and neutral years, as
well as information about histori-
cal yields of certain crops during
those seasons.
El Ni-o, a global climate event
occurring every two to seven
years, is caused by a change in
atmospheric conditions in the
equatorial Pacific Ocean leading to
unusually warm ocean tempera-
tures. In the Southeastern United
States, the effects of El Ni-o are
particularly strong, Jones said. El
Ni-os bring increased rainfall,
stormy conditions and cooler-
than-normal winter temperatures.
Conversely, during a La Ni-a
year, the equatorial ocean is colder
than average, leading to winter
temperatures that are warmer


than normal in the Southeast.
The Web tool can help farmers
minimize ,risks throughout the
growing season, from likely cli-
mate conditions affecting the
establishment of a crop right after
planting, to conditions by harvest
time to the possibility of freezing,
said Clyde Fraisse, an assistant
extension scientist in the UF/IFAS
agricultural and biological engi-
'neering department.
After the busy 2004 hurricane
season, farmers are especially
interested in storm forecasts,
Fraisse said.
"They have to decide about the
wind and hail damage insurance,
and then about the acreage to
cover," he said. Knowing whether
it's likely to be an active storm sea-
son, the farmer also can decide
whether to insure his entire farm
or just a couple of fields, or even


whether to change crops.
"They're looking at this as a
way to help them streamline their
decisions," he said.
Currently, the Web site can sim-
ulate potential yields for peanuts,
potatoes and tomatoes based on
the expected seasonal climate,
planting dates and management
practices. Over the next year, the
researchers will add cotton and
corn to the site, as well as addition-
al tools such as the range of
expected dates of freeze and frost.
The researchers also will work
with producers around the region
to fine-tune the Web site and maxi-
mize its usefulness.
"This has tremendous implica-
tions as a decision tool for our pro-
ducers," said Joan Dusky, an assis-
tant dean for the UF/IFAS
extension service. "If you knew it
was going to be unusually wet in


July, would you or could you do
anything differently to minimize
risk? They're taking climate predic-
tions one step farther, making it
easier for producers to make deci-
sions."
The Southeast Climate Consor-
tium, part of NOAA's Regional Inte-
grated Science Assessment pro-
gram, includes researchers from
the University of Georgia and from
Auburn University in Alabama as
well as Florida State University and
the University of Miami. Climate
predictions used in the models are
developed by FSU's Center for
Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction
Studies.
The consortium is unique in
that it is the only NOAA Regional
Integrated Science Assessment
program that focuses on agricul-
ture and management of climate-
related risks, Fraisse said.


Farm family toured area bringing their unique style to all


John Christopher Knight and
his family weren't always farmers
or singers.
In 1988, the Knights lived in a
five-bedroom suburban home
with two cars in the driveway.
John, then a successful business-
man, coached soccer and also
played soccer competitively. After
a soccer injury left him unable to
work or walk for four months, he
decided to make a drastic lifestyle
change.
"I took up two new past
times," Mr. Knight explained.
"One, reading the Bible, and two,
thinking both being practices
which definitely lay the ground-
work for change. No work to
dominant my mind, so no distrac-
tion there, just me, the past, the
present and the quiet.
"Looking back it's no wonder I
fell off the deep end, and decided
to try out some of those crazy
ideas," he said. "Yep, that's what
happened, in March. I called my
wife downstairs where I was laid
up in front of the fireplace and
informed her of my freshly found
insights 'Honey' I said, 'we are
going to rent a barn for the rest of
the year, put our belongings in the
barn and move into our popup
camper with the five children.
Then, in December, I will quit
work, buy some land and sell our
cars. We can then live without
electricity and farm with our riding
horses, so I can stay home with
you and the children'. She was not
quite as enthused with the idea as
Iwas. What led me to suspect this
was her telling me I must have a
brain virus and a divorce sounded
like a much better plan to her.
"Regardless, having purpose to
listen to that inner voice, I pressed
on with my plan," he continued.
He said the transition from sub-
urban life to old-fashioned farm-
ing started with an extended
camping trip.
To save money, he rented a
farm and the family put most of
their belongings in a barn and
they lived in a popup camper and
a handmade shack.
"In December I left work look-
ing for cheap land. After purchas-
ing our farm, my 13-year-old son
and myself, along with some help,
tore down old buildings, and
using only hand tools built our
barn and the main part of our
house for about $3,000," he said.
"We hauled all our water in buck-
ets for about two years, before
putting in a ram pump and gravity
flow water system.
"We have no desire to return to
our former way of life," he said.
"There are tradeoffs, but my wife
and I both rejoice to have tasted a
different sideof life that helps to
cultivate thankfulness."
Using horses to plow the fields,
the Knights raise their own food
and food for their animals. Their
"cash crop" is Border Collies,
which they breed and train. He
said currently most of the dogs he
trains work with cattle rather than
sheep and goats.
'Mr. Knight explained that he
not only trains the dogs, but also
trains the cows and the owners.
"I tell them, 'I train you, the
dogs and the cattle.' I take the
older, experienced dogs and go
out and train their cattle to work
with a dog," he explained. Cattle
that have never worked with a dog
might want to fight the dog, he
said. The older, more experienced
dogs are used to getting the cattle
more comfortable to working
with a dog. After that, the job can.
be turned over to a younger dog.
Then he trains the owner how
to work with his newly purchased
Border Collie.
The Border Collie business
played an important part'in the
Knights' career on the stage.
The family likes to entertain
themselves by singing and playing
guitars, harmonicas and other
musical instruments. "If it makes
noise, we like it," said Mr. Knight.
"While camping out at a Bor-
der collie event in Georgia a man
heard uas playing my songs and
offered to have my music record-
ed," he continued. "I turned him
down. We bred, raised, and
trained a dog named Farmer,
Brown. A Scottish judge at the
National Finals offered to buy him.
This opened the door for my son


to go to Great Britain to work on
farms for six months. He played
music with me around the house,
so I decided before he left to
record my' songs. I called the man
back who had offered to record
me a year earlier. Then, a videog-
rapher said he thought our music
was special and wanted to see it
promoted, so he made us a mini-
documentary/music video.
"Now, I don't know what the
odds of a man, who spends 98
percent .of his time on the farm,
doesn't even have a radio ard is
not pursuing music in any way,'
ending up with a CD and video of
his original music at no cost are,
but they must be phenomenal.
"Much to our astonishment,
shortly after releasing my debut
album of original music, it hit 44
on the AMA Radio Airplay Charts,
just two spots shy of the Dixie
Chicks," Mr. Knight continued. "A
manager approached wanting me
to tour with musicians out of
Nashville. But thus far in life I
maintained a keen focus on my
family and felt led to do the same
here. I told my children, it looked
to me like if we put a show togeth-
er, we might just stumble up on an
audience somewhere.
"We started practicing, before
long, the children's natural talents
begatJo flourish and they were
playing multiple instruments dur-
ing our performance," he said.
"We'll have to wait to see
where this all ends up. For now,
we are just working hard at what
our hands have found to do, and
thankful it is something our family
can do together," he said.
He said they now have six chil-
dren and still spend most of their
time on their 100-acre farm. They
still make their own clothes.
"We still don't own a television
or a radio," he said. Someone had
to bring a battery operated CD
'player to their house so they could
listen to their own CD.
One change the music career
required was' motorized trans-
portation. A renovated school bus,
renamed the "Coool Bus", trans-
ports the family of musicians to
and from performances.
The idea for a series of Florida
concerts started with a plan to
attend the annual Sheepdog Trials
in Okeechobee Feb. 18-20. Since
they were planning to make the
trip by bus from Kentucky to
Okeechobee anyway, Mr. Knight
thought it might be fun to sched-
ule some concerts along the way.
. He admitted the idea of spending.
time in Florida .in February is
attractive. Kentucky is cold this


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Hay gathering is a family affair for the Knights. They grow their
own food and the food for their animals on their Kentucky
farm. They raise and train Border Collies as a "cash crop".


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A former school bus, renamed the "Cooolbus" transports
John Christopher Knight and his family to and from concerts.
The family has no other motorized transportation and uses
horse-drawn plows to farm their 100 acres in Kentucky. The
family will be in concert in Okeechobee on Sunday, Feb. 20,
from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64.


Milking is still done the old-fashioned way on the Knight
farm, with the company of plenty of cats who arq hoping for
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time for airport departures


FORT MYERS The Trans-
portation Security Administration
advises passengers departing
from Southwest Florida Interna-
tional Airport to arrive at the air-
port at least two hours before
their scheduled flights.
Until the end of March, the air-
port will be especially busy Fri-
days through Mondays, and the
passenger-screening checkpoints
are expected to be particularly
crowded between 11 a.m. and I
p.m. During those times, travelers
should allow extra time for
delays.
"The next few months are
going to be hectic and we're ask-
ing travelers to plan ahead and be
patient. The existing terminal was
built to accommodate three mil-
lion passengers annually, and last
year there were nearly seven mil-
lion," said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E.,
executive director of the Lee
County Port Authority. "The situa-
tion is temporary and we're all
looking forward to having plenty
of space in the new terminal


when it opens."
In addition to allowing extra
time, there are other steps travel-
ers can take to expedite the
screening process:
-Be sure to go to the correct
concourse. Because the terminal
is operating at peak capacity, pas-
sengers may check in at a ticket
counter at one concourse, but
their flights may leave from the
other. Passengers should double-
check their boarding passes:
-Be prepared to remove shoes
if required.
-While waiting in line, remove
all jewelry, empty pockets, and
tuck those items into carry-on
bags. This not only speeds the
.process but also assures that
nothing is left behind.
-Know what items cannot be
carried on board. Scissors with
pointed tips, knives, all tools,
weapons, ammunition and
explosives are prohibited. For a
more comprehensive list of
allowed and prohibited items, log
onto www.tsa.gov, and go to


"Travel Tips -- a must read for
anyone traveling by air.
March is always the busiest
month of the year.at the airport,
with almost three times the num-
ber of passengers traveling than.
during September.
The new 28-gate terminal,
being built south of the airport's
runway, will provide more than
twice the space of the current 17-
gate terminal. The new terminal
is one of the first in the nation to
have post-Sept. 11 security equip-
ment and procedures incorporat-
ed into its design the current
terminal was retrofitted with
equipment that takes up valuable
space near the ticket counters.
The new terminal will have three
concourses and a dual-level road-
way system that will allow depart-
ing passengers to use the second
level, while arriving passengers
will claim baggage and leave the
terminal from the ground level.
To learn more, visit the airport's
Web site atwww.flylcpa.com.


Senator Dave Aronberg recovers over

$1 million for Florida consumers


GREENACRES Residents of
the Sunshine State who find them-
selves victims of rip off or con
artists have a unique crusader on
their side in the Florida Senate.
Just two years after the launch
of a special consumer fraud divi-
sion within his legislative district
office, state Senator. Dave Aron-
berg (D-Greenacres) on last
Wednesday announced that he.
has.passed the $1 million mark in
money recovered for Florida con-
sumers.
"When I got elected, I wanted
to continue our work," said Aron-
berg, a former assistant attorney
general for economic crimes.
"Protecting consumers is what I'm
proudest of as a state legislator."
From amounts as small as $8


- recovered from the phone com-
pany on behalf of a Wellington res-
ident to one sum totaling over
$390,000 for land stolen by the
Nazis recently paid to a Holocaust
survivor that Aronberg located, the
Senator is on a mission to go
where law enforcement frequently
cannot.
"They have nowhere else to
turn," Aronberg said.- "It's not
always a criminal matter, and the
attorney general typically doesn't
investigate individual cases."
The idea for thid project the
first of its kind in Florida -- grew in
part out of Aronberg's work in the
attorney general's office on an ini-
tiative dubbed "Seniors Versus
Crime."
Staffed by a former Palm Beach


County deputy sheriff who worked
with Aronberg on the initiative,,
and a core of senior citizen volun-
teers, the Senator's consumer
fraud division now chases the bad
guys statewide.
Calls for help in the closed case
files have come from as far away
as Boston, Massachusetts, and
New York City anywhere Flori-
da residents, many of them elderly,
find themselves needing assis-
tance from unscrupulous charac-
ters.
"When they think they've lost
all hope, they call us," said Aron-
berg. "And we're able to do things
people never expected."
To reach Senator Aronberg,
contact him at (561) 433-2627 or
email dave@davearonberg.com.


Crist warns consumers about


new twist on an older seam


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist. advised
consumers of a new and aggres-
sive financial scam that leaves no
Floridian immune from attack -
including the attorney general
himself. Last week, Crist received
two cashier's checks totaling
$21,000 attempting to draw the
attorney general into, the latest
variation of a familiar scam.
For more than two decades,
authorities have battled an inter-
national mail scheme commonly
known as the "Nigerian Bank
Scam." In its traditional form, the
scam involves a promise that an
individual will pay the victim
from a large pool of money being
held overseas, if the victim first
sends a smaller amount of
money as "security." The victim
sends the money, but then never
again hears from the sender.
Recently, a new twist on the
old system has emerged. In this
variation, the victim receives a
cashier's check in the mail or via
overnight delivery. The check is
for a large sum of money from
what appears to be a nationally
recognized banking institution.
No explanation accompanies the
check, but the victim may
attempt to deposit it into his or
her bank account.
Should the victim's bank
accept the deposit, the check is
routed to the financial institution
of origin, where it is discovered
that the account has been
closed. The check is then for-
warded to the original holder of
the closed account, who now
has the victim's banking infor-
mation. It can take some time for
the victim to realize that the
integrity of his or her bank
account has been compromised.
"The audacity of these crimi-
nals is breathtaking," said Crist.
"It's clear that these scam artists
will stop at'nothing, and spare no
one, in their shameless ploy to
make a quick buck. This is a vivid
reminder that if something


sounds too good to be true, it
probably is. It is important that
all Florida consumers are aware
of this threat."
Crist is a leader in efforts
against identity theft and other
scams, and immediately recog-
nized that the cashier's checks
were of dubious authenticity. He
contacted the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) to alert them to the
scheme. FDLE confirmed that
the checks are indeed part of a
scam, and said it appears to be a
variant on the traditional Niger-
ian check scam. FDLE is now
investigating this new develop-
ment.
Consumers who receive any
type of similar cashier's check or
solicitation to participate in an
advanced pay scheme should
immediately contact their local
U.S. Secret Service office. Attor-
ney General Crist also offers
these suggestions to avoid


becoming the victim of such a
scheme:
-Avoid providing your person-
al or banking information to any
unknown person or business.
-If you receive a request for
personal or banking information
from an unknown person or busi-
ness, do not reply in any manner.
-Avoid any behavior that
might result in the compromised
integrity of any personal informa-
tion, including bank account
numbers and credit information.
Detailed information on iden-
tity theft prevention and steps to
take if one becomes a victim can
be found at http://myfloridale-
gal.com/identitytheft.
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement suggests that
those looking for more informa-
tion to protect themselves from
such schemes visit these Web
sites: www.secureflorida.org, and
www.secretservice.gov/alert419.s
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Attorney general subpoenas U.S. Airways


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist has issued
an investigative subpoena to U.S.
Airways, Inc., directing the airline
to turn over records and other
documents regarding the circum-
stances surrounding the removal
of a paraplegic passenger from a
flight, as well as its practices, and.
policies in dealing with passen-
gers with disabilities.
The subpoena comes in
response to the airline's recent.
removal of woUld-be passenger
Phil Barrett, a paraplegic, from a
recent flight at Tampa Internation-
al Airport.
The attorney general's sub-


poena compels the airline to pro-
duce, among other things, copies
of :all documents relating to
polices for denying passage to
persons with disabilities; employ-
ee training for dealing with pas-
.sengers with disabilities; policies
and procedures for responding to
requests for accommodations by
passengers with disabilities;
copies of all complaints by pas-
sengers with disabilities since Jan-
uary 2003, as well as the disposi-
tion of those complaints; and
various documents specifically
related to -the decision to deny
, passage to Mr. Barrett.
"Mr. Barrett was humiliated,


and we join him in wanting to
know why," said Crist. "He has
flown on several occasions since
his accident, yet this was the only
time he was not only denied a
seat, but was physically removed
from the one the airline provided."
The attorney general's subpoe-
na was issued pursuant to Flori-
da's Civil Rights Act, Chapter 760,
Part III, Florida Statutes. The sub-
poena is part of the attorney gen-
eral's investigation into possible
civil rights violations concerning
the business practices, policies
and procedures of U.S. Airways,
Inc., regarding persons with dis-
abilities.


Disaster registration deadline February 28


ORLANDO Individuals and
small businesses impacted by,
Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan
or Jeanne have until Feb. 28 to reg-
ister for disaster assistance with
the Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA).
"We want people to under-
stand that Feb. 28 is the applica-
tion deadline," said Craig Fugate,
state-coordinating officer for Flori-
da's State Emergency Response
Team (SERT). "For individuals
who have already applied, their


cases will continue to be
processed. We won't be accepting
any new applications after the
deadline."
Floridians who received dam-
age from one or more of the four.
storms can call the FEMA toll-free
number, (800) 621-FEMA (3362)
or TTY (800) 462-7585 for those
who are speech-or hearing-
impaired. The lines are opera-
tional Monday through Saturday
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Applicants
can also register online at
www.fema.gov by clicking on the


"Register for Disaster Assistance,
Online" icon.
"We have received and careful-
ly reviewed more than 1.2-million
applications since last summer,"
said Bill Carwile, federal coordi-
nating officer. "Now, six months
after the first hurricane struck, we
believe we have been successful
in reaching those individuals, fam-
ilies and businesses in need of our
help."
For more information on SERT,
go to www.floridadisater.org; for
* FEMA, go to www.fema.gov.


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property with separate entrance and fencing
that would be perfect as a guest house or for a
grounds keeper. $549,900.
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* Country Living at its best, in Muse. This
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walls, lots of built in cabinets, dual sinks in
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* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
with tons of upgrades. This property is fenced


S4.58+/- r8n Case
.Road. SuitaBe or site ut or m ufactured
homes, fenced for horses and can be subdivided
for two homes. $125,000. .
0 1.25 acres in Montura on N. Utopia.$25,900.
* 3 1.25|^iajij aluiuui-.j .riced at
$19,900 eac fi orea s.


* Beautiful .25+/ acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle W I6 I lTwlt' I ned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezon;
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* Oversized corner lot in Unit 102 on S.
Hilton. $37,000.
* Oversized lot in Unit'102 w/oaks. $37,000.
* .25+/- lot in Inln to SR82., Only
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* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South
of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of frontage
on SR29 and frontage on Luckey Street. Asking
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17 CABINS NEAR. PIGEON
FORGE, TN, selling at Auc-
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Furrow Auction Co.
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Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


$1500 WEEKLY GUARAN-
TEED NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS $50 CASH
HIRING BONUS GUARAN-
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(888)318-1638 Ext 107
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Carpenters Wanted,
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060.
COUNTER SALES PERSON
Full time apply in person
@ 300 Owen Ave.
in Clewiston.
DELIVER TRAVEL TRAIL-
ERS FOR PAY! Thousands
of 30 ft travel trailers origi-
nating from Florida cities.
We need pickup truck
. owners to deliver.
www.horizontransport.co-
m.

Dozer, Excavator & Front
End Loader Operators, off
road Truck Drivers. Wag-
es depending on exp. Shift
work, drug screen, Bar-
nard Construction, 17415
S US 27. (561)992-2482


Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
,Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
Drivers- Owner Ops & Co.
Drivers Needed Now! Run
SE Only or SE, Mid-AtI,
MW Regional, 0/0's -No
Forced Dispatch, Good
Pay plus Fuel (866)250-
4?Q9
Everglades Federal
Credit Union
Receptionist needed,
Previous Phone Exp.
SPreferred, Proficient
Word & Excel
Bilingual a +
Apply in Person
Mail resume to
1099 W.Ventura Aye,
Attn: Marta
or email resume to
Morales2@earthlink.net

Family Resource Counse-
lor, working with parents,
child care givers & social
service agencies in Hendry
& Glades .Communities.
Early.childhood education
credentials and bilingual a
Splus. Would work out of
aBelle office. Reliable
transportation necessary.
Full benefits. Send resume
to Child Care of SW Florida
Inc., 3625 Fowler St., Ft.
Myers, FL 33901, Fax
239-278-3031.

Florida Licensed Physical
Therapist AND Physical
Therapist Assistant want-
ed in Rural Hospital in
North Florida Call
(850)973-2271 or Fax Re-
sume to (850)973-8158.


Full Time Handyman
Call (863)983-9627
Sabreena's
Garden Nursery
HERBICIDE APPLICATORS
Wanted, Experienced only.
Must be licensed.
Overnight travel required.
Good starting salary.
Call 863-675-2047

Legal Assistant Position
Busy Attorney seeks
Legal Assistant Paralegal
w/experience, bi-lingual
a plus Fax resume
w/salary requirements to
(863)983-1973


Emplymen
Full imBBIIe 20


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which include Caloosa Belle and
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opportunities for the right indi-
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The ideal candidates will pos-
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WITH AN OUTGOING PERSONALITY,
COMPUTER SKILLS AND RELIABLE
TRANSPORTATION.

Interested applications should fill
out an application at the follow-
ing locations:

CALOOSA BELLE
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


IMMOKALEE
BULLETIN
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


HELP WANTED
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
County Planner/Development Director
All candidates must have an MA in urban
planning or related field and seven years ex-
perience and possess an AICP. Position
open until filled.
Building Inspector/Plan Review
All candidates must provide a minimum of 5
years construction experience with their ap-
plication and be eligible for provisional li-
censing within 6 months of hire. Candidates
must be computer literate, able to commu-
nicate effectively both written and verbally
and willing to work in an outside environ-
ment. Employment may require some travel
for education purposes.
Supervisor Hendry LaBelle Recreation
Must have supervisory experience.
Groundskeeping and general maintenance
knowledge.
Groundskeeper Opening
Groundskeeper opening in LaBelle.
Applications can be obtained from Human
Resources in LaBelleCourthouse or Sub-of-
fice in Clewiston. Deadline for submission
for the above positions is March 2, 2005,
unless otherwise noted.
Full time positions with benefits. Vet Pref.
EEO. Drug free. Applicants with disabilities
needing assistance in applying call .863-
675-5352.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Administrative Assistant for well estlished Belle Glade
area construction firm. Must have various office skills,
including Microsoft Office or Corel. Duties will include
general office such as answering the telephone and fil-
ing to light record keeping. Applicant needs to be very
detail oriented, ability to work on the own and orga-
nized. Benefits include 401k and medical insurance.
S Please apply by fax 561-996-4502 ,


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: Care Coordinator
(Hispanic//Bi-Lingual)
NOAH, Incorporated is seeking to fill the po-
sition of Care Coordinator.
This individual will work directly with families
providing case management and family-cen-
tered care to children and families.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited College or
University with a Bachelor's degree in Social
work, psychology, Mental Health counseling
or Nursing and at least two (2) years experi-
ence In iplovidinig diiei. se iiceto .ldmilles.1"
'QOueStions should be directed to GladysGi-
vens-Barber or Mathilde Atencio at
(561)996-3889.
All interested persons should send resume
to:
Building blocks/NOAH Incorporated
601 Covenant Drive
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
Attn: Personnel Services Manager or
Gladys Givens-Barber
Family Services Director
Applications will be accepted through Friday,
March 4, 2005.
NOAH, Inc. is an
Equal Opportunity Employer


ROAD SUPERINTENDENT
SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$65,00.0 commiserate with
qualifications and experience.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE
AND STATE RETIREMENT.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Responsible for all aspects of
Glades County.roads, bridges, parks and recreation
and cemetery in compliance with all laws, rules,
regulations, policies and procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Must have a valid Cass E Florida Drivers Li-
cense with acceptable driving record. Minimum of 10
years experience of roadway construction as a super-
visor and/or business administration or equivalent as
well as being computer literate. ,
Engineering experience a plus.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department,
Moore Haven.
WORK SCHEDULE : 7:30 a.m.-4:p.m., Monday-Fri-
day
CLOSING DATE Open Until Filled
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Appli-
cation. Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
P.O. Box 1018
Moore Haven, FI 33471.
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-freenon-smoking workplace.


Basic skills needed for these positions:
* Basic math skills required with ability to read and
measure use of ingredients.
Willing to work extended overtime hours.
Must be'willing to work day or night shift with
some weekends or holidays work required.
Starting rate $7.50 per hour with immediate pay
increase after successfully completing 30 days
probationary period.
Position pays 1 1/2 times of base pay after 40
consecutive hours of work per week.
Benefits include company matching 401K and
pension plan, paid vacation time, 5 1/2 paid hol-
idays, 5 paid sick days per year, discretionary end
of year bonus, wellness program, employee
tuition assistance and cafeteria style health care
plans.
Apply in person at A. Duda & Sons, Inc. Citrus Belle
Plant located at 6000 Highway 29 South. The plant
is located approximately 8 miles south of LaBelle.
Being bilingual in Spanish/English a considerable
plus. Phone calls will not be accepted. A.Duda &
Sons is an equal opportunity employer.


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OFFICERS
Starting Salary $28,300.
The GEO Group,
a worldwide
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a
challenging and exciting
opportunity.
We offer full benefits.
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional
Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-992-9551
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Registered Nurses
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LPN I & II
*FL LPN LiJ & I 'Ce-r. F.. o t'e nri TI .Trp.
req. Full. Part Tin e & rft-r,], f'iri...r ,1 i'-u.'
Homne Health
'Full nrme R,:iirpred .Vu-.,
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Phone: 863-902J3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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Fuel service truck driver needed at Duda, Inc., to
service farm equipment. Excellent benefit pack-
age, pay commensurate with experience. Drug
free workplace. Apply at 1510 Hwy 29 North in
Felda,.Florida. Contact is Jim McVay (863) 673-
0363. EOE/V/H/FM

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A Duda and Sons, Inc., necesita un
camionero de combustible para propor-
cionarle servicio a equipos y vehiculos de
rancho. Tambien esta en busca de soldadores
para su taller. Se ofrece un paquete que
incluye un plan medico, seguro de vida, vaca-
ciones, plan de retiro, y otros beneficios.
Sueldo segun la experiencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte,
Felda, Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim
McWay a su telefono (863) 673-0363.
Practicamos uAa political de igualdad .de
oportunidades.


Duda, an agricultural employer, is look-
ing for a semi-truck driver to haul citrus.
CDL with good driving record required.
Drug free workplace. Apply at 1510 Hwy
29 North in Felda, Florida. Contact
Bernardo Barnhart (863) 675-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M


Duda, una empresa agricola, necesita un
chofer de trail para transportar fruta cit-
rica. Licensia CDL con un buen record.
Lugar de trabajo libre de drogas. Aplique
en 1510 Hwy 29 N. Felda. Hable con
Bernardo Barnhart (863) 673-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M




CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is ac-
cepting resumes for the Chamber Executive
Director position. The position requires gen-
eral office and financial management skills.
Applicants must also demonstrate abilities
to supervise office staff and to represent the
Chamber in community and regional for-
ums. Resumes should be submitted by
March 11to the Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce, Attn: Personnel Committee, P.O.
Box 275, Clewiston, FL 33440.
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.


ALICO INC.
is now hiring a MECHANIC for
the Citrus Division with at least
2 years grove experience.
Good benefits,. plus retirement.


Apply
in person at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St.,
LaBelle.
....Alico, Inc. is an
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HOPE HOSPICE


RN's Full Time
PATIENT HOME VISITS IN
HENDRY & GLADES COUNTIES
RURAL AREA BENEFITS
AVAILABLE
Flexible Scheduling Daytime Hours
Monday through Friday, some weekner
Must have Florida RN License
HOPE HOSPICE PAYS FOR ALL INSURANCE
BENEFITS for Full Time employees!.
Health, Dental, and Disability Income Insuranc
in addition to 26 Paid Days Off per year and
excellent Retirement Plan! All positions require
reliable transportation, current auto insurance
and FL driver's license


Fax resume to:
Hope Hospice Human Resources '
(Fax)239-656-5276 br
Complete an application at our Hope
Hospice Clewiston office:
100 W.C. Owen Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Local Interviews Available
EOE www.hopehosuice.orQ/Careers.htm Drug


SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE


fFOWUOzUU .
Public Health nurse position in MooreHa-
ven; makes home visits, assists in clinics,
Prefer two years nursing experience; Bi-
lingual Spanish/English a plus; must have
valid Florida drivers license;' pre-em-
ploymnet drug testing, background
screening& fingerprinting required. EEO/
AA, Call Alina @863-946-0707 x208 or
Patti @ 863-674-4041 X135 for more de-
tails.


Maintenance Technician
For Greentree South Apts.
Must be knowledgable in
basic plumbing, Electtical
& HVAC. General carpen-
try Must be bondable.
Send or fax resume:
Greentree South Apts.
P.O. Box 10293 '
Clearwater, FL 33757
FAX (727)447-2252
Equal Opportunity Employer

PARTS/INVENTORY
Clerk wanted, $10 HR,
Knowledge of quickbooks
req. some clerical duties,
understanding of how me-
-chanical parts work very
helpful. No phone calls,
pick up application 1100
Fox Lane Moorehaven,
Thomas Grinding, Inc.

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RANCH FOREMAN
NEEDED
LaBelle Ranch Farm LLC
Call 239-253-7011,

SENIOR
BOOKKEEPER
Knowledge of computers
& general ledger a must.
Benefits avail. Fax resume
to 863-983-9943.
START NOWI Paid Training
$12.50/hr + bonus! $25-
$41k yr! Portrait Fund-
raising for Volunteer Emer-
gency Services. Mgt Opt!
Local Area! Auto Required!
(200)644-2822 Ext 137.

TRACTOR/BUSH
HOG OPERATOR WANTED.
Experienced only.
Overnight travel required.
Good starting salary.
Call 863-675-2047
UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
Nationwide Company Now
Hiring! Easy Work, Send-
ing Out Our Simple One
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Bonuses!! FREE INFOR-
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800.

Waitress/Bilingual; Good
personality. Must be
bilingual. No experience...
We'll train. Part Time on
Weekends. (863)983-3227

Waitress/Mesera agrada-
ble buena presencia para
trabajar en Restaurant fines
de semana en Clewiston -
Ploneeer. De preprencia
Bilingue. (863)983-3227


WANTED: PAID PARTICI-
PANTS EARN $400-
$1150/WEEK. GUARAN-
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studies on new products.
Our Fortune 500 clients.
No physical work involved.
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Bi-lingual, little typing re-
quired, call for informa-
tion. (863)983-4663.

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CAREGIVER/CHAMPAION.
Light house keeping,
cooking. Reference avail.
(239)657-3889
YOUNG FEMALE Loodking
for a F/T Job W/Bene Has
GED/Computer Exp.
561-261-6166.

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Dry'Sink
-This do-it-yourself version of
an early American dry sink is
as practical as-it is handsome.
The project features three big
drawers and two shelves
inside the cabinet door.
The dry sink .measures
about 37 in. long by 35 in.
high by 17 in. deep.
Dry Sink plan
(No. 774)... $9.95
Ice Boxes Package
3 other plans
(No.-C58)... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper
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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
A Types of Work Available
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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from work-at-home pro-
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are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
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fore responding or send-
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well as long distance toll
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to alert our reader of
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but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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FUNDS FOR YOU,
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com. Cash advance for
pending lawsuits, struc-
tured payments, seller
held mortgage notes, we
purchase receivables.
More on website or call
Cindy (813)885-1501.
LEARN MORE ABOUT
IRS's and Investing.
First Bank of Clewiston
863-963-8191.
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purchase something
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an ull-timereporterwanted for coverage in Hendr and Glades Counties,
The successful applicant must be a selfmotivated individual with strong

organizational skills, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of

digital photography is helpful Duies will include the coverage of government

,Free meetings in both counties, fufing assignments on time, creating communi-

t ty contacts, and creating enterprising features,


SI I Toapply: Fa resumes to (8f3)9837537.


Resumes can be mailed ordropped off at the Clewiston News office at


626 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston-FL, 3340,.


Resumes should be addressed to: Mark Young, News Editor,


Services


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed'410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


PA..: (561/996-4524
3..: (561)996-9066





ROCK'S SATELLITE
Direct TV. Free systems
up to 4 Rooms. Free Basic
Installation. No Credit cards
needed.
Call 863-697-0249,


SkyeOne Internet
Service
PC Repair, Internet
Access and more.
Locally Owned
Office 863-946-2200


BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
ac.cepling hmiled
accoruns Mike, cell
,863i243.1368.
onlir (863465-1124


SCREEN & PATIO
ENCLOSURES,
Resreening & repair
he.# 2001-19849 &
insured 561)784-5568
or 561-358-2456


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Com-
mereio St. 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979



TAXES PREPARED
BOOKKEEPING
Electronically submitted.
Hard copies.
(863)675-6013


ACCIDENT VICTIM, IN-
JURED, HURT, DIS-
ABLED?. We are here to
help any ACCIDENTS in-
volving INJURY or LOSS
OF LIFE. AAA ATTORNEY
REFERRAL SERVICE
(800)733-5342 CALL 24
hrs. PROTECT YOUR
RIGHTS.


DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt
fees! Call -weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
Established 1977.


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NEWSPAPER
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CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

Starting Salary $28,300.
The GEO GROUP
a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging
and exciting opportunity.
We offer full benefits.

THE GEO GROUP

South Bay Correctional Facility

600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay FI 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax:561-992-9551

E.O.E. M/F/V/H


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The GEO Group, Inc.
RN'S & LPN's NEEDED
The GEO Group a worldwide
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging
and exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER: Top Pay. Medical,
Dental, Short term disability,
401K, Paid vacation & Holidays
and Life Insurance
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay
Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-992-9551
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PARTTIME HELP NEEDED



Partrtime Proof Reader/News Clerk wanted for the Clewiston News office,

No experience necessary, however, consideration will be given to the appli.
cant who has some news experience, writing experience, digital photography

know-how, and/or is proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word

programs, Salary is'DOE, "



To apply: Fax resumes to (86p3)983.7537.

Resumes can'be mailed or dropped off at the Clewiston News office at

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Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7-10




AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659


CHAISE LOUNGE
Mauve, velvet, Good
Condition. $100.
(863)610-0020.


ELECTRIC RANGE Kenrnlre
2yfs. old used very' little
$200 (863)946-0117

FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547
MICROWAVE Sanyo,
Good Condition $10.
(863)675-1617
After 5pm.

RANGE
Electric, older model,
but works $25.
(863)467-2132.


BUILDING SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" Last,
chance. Beat Next Price
Increase. Go direct/save.
20x26. 25x30. 30x40.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
-Pioneer (800)668-5422.

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STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40x60'
to 100x200'. Example:
50x100x12' is $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.



METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.




,iUG 8x5', dk. blue, It blue
Sand tan square, very nice,
like new, $35. 239-634-
4040.


WRANGLER JEANS
Vomens Size 12, like new,
exc. cond. $10.
(863)763-6131


MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
ith leather collar, original,'
size large, new, $100.
!(863)467-0627.


COMPAQ COMPUTER-
Workstation Pentium Ill,
Win XP, office, complete,
$175. (239)728-5227.
COMPAQ DESKPRO EP-
Win-XP, office, DSL ready,
kybd, -mouse, monitor $
100 (239)728-5227.


CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,
carpet? Big Sale on new
cushioned pews and
cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360.

COFFEE TABLE& 2 End Ta-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old. Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
DESK, blonde, real wood,
well used but solid, $10.
(863)467-4389

DINETTE SET, 7pc, cherry/
oak, paid $5200 asking
$2500. (863)801-1719.

DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
FILING CABINET- oak, 2
drawers, $25. (863)946-
1083.

FISHING POLE CABINET
& Book shelf $100.
neg. Will separate
863-983-8973
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
LIVING RM SET Wood, 3
pcs Endtables & Shelf
Queen/Twin beds $575 neg
Will sep 863-983-8973
LR SET- grey, w/pull out
bed, matching loveseat, 2
glass top end tables. $250
neg. (863)946-0503.
LR SET- peach, with sleeper
bed in sofa, includes cof-
fee table. $175 neg.
(863)946-0503.
MATTRESS PADS 2, New
European Health Concept
Magnetic. Twin, $350.
863)763-8449
RACE CARD BED
Blue, $40.
(863)675-1617
After 5prm.
.: ROCKER/RECLINER
Lt, ,rr Ll l iin 2 yrs'
old. Exc. cond., $200.
Must go!! (863)674-0078.
.SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
$150 (863)467-1110
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Good condition. $75
863-612-9233

WICKER LOVESEAT
Outdoor Furniture.
W/matching coffee table
$65. (863)610-0020.
WOOD-TV STAND
W/drawers, Great
shape $40.
(863)447-0965.



CLUB CAR 93' completely
redone in 2001, wheel
covers $1300 neg
(863)946-0490
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 'for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123



MOBILE HOME FURNACE-
new, never used, includes.
stack & base. $75..
(239)292-1153.
SPACE HEATER 16000 BTU
Propane used 1yr. $150
(863)946-0117

WOOD BURNING STOVE
Fair shape.
$150.
(863)674-0110.



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PATIO TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
in good condition, $45.
(863)946-1083. .



AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
Canoe, $200, Patio Set,
$100, Coffee Table & End
Table Set, $100; 20 gallon
fish tank & stand w/all ac-
'cess., $100, English sad-
dle & starter kit, $100 and
much more. (863)467-
1619

CHURCH BENCHES, (17),
14 ft long, $1000 or best
offer, 545 E. Obispo Ave.
(863)805-0000
Enclosed Porch or Shied,
Aluminum, 4 Win., 2 Drs,
carpet on cement slab.
8x19 $600 863-357-0863


Building .
Materias 540


B ild in '
Materils 54l


LOCAL STEEL BUILDING COMPANY
Final Clearance All Must go!
Repos, Damaged, Cancellations! Use you
TAX RETURNS to build your dream building.
Call Today 866-783-4385


KILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400 Or best offer.
(772)597-4365.

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GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.


KEYBOARD & STAND Yama-
ha PSR-280, 61 full size
touch sensitive keys, etc.
$99/neg. 239-634-4040.


PIANO- Kimball Spinet,
must sell, very good cond,
recently tuned, $550 neg.
(863)675-2596.


Ollffice Suppiesj
Euipmn si6-


PHOTO COPIER- Minolta,
like new, hardly used,
$200 or best offer.
(863)675-1301.

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BABY BUNNIES
(10) $50.
Will separate.
(863)983-9678.


Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
(1) solid choc., 1st shots,
350 ea. (863)634-5112


PIT BULL PUPPIES,
Red Nosed, males
$150, females, $125.
Call 863-634-0119.


Red & Blue Heeler Pup-
pies, beautiful, males &
females, 11 wks. old,
(321)268-8875


RED ROCK/JOHNSON AM-
ER.BULL DOG PUPS- 1st
shots, papers, $500 neg.
(772)342-6279.


WEIMARANER PUPPIES
2, females, All shots/Vet
checked Good temperament
$1000. (772)220-2153.


YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



HOT TUB
Seats 4-5, $1000. Or
best offer. (863)763-5439
or (863)610-2038.


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited
time offer, S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056.






BIKE RACK,
Fits into a 2" Trailer Receiv-
er. $75. (863)675-3312





HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650.
(863)234-1230


GENERATOR Honda E6650
A/C or D/C, Exc. Cond.
$200. (863)635-4690
Frostproof.


PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2"-
31/" Nails $250 (863)674-
0098

VHSS 737


STAR WARS I, II, III Col-
lectors tapes, signed by
Darth Vader. $60 Firm.
(561)629-3781.


FAST CASH FOR ANY-
THING- campers, boats,
ATV's, heavy equip, sur-
vplus items, anything 7of
value. (863)228-2761.


SR. CITIZEN Needs
Shed, Semi Trailer.
Whatever! Reasonable!
(863)763-0072


Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed' Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.-
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.Supplles .60
Seeds ,Plants
Flowers 865



LAWN MOWER PARTS-
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
(863)763-3951.

RIDING MOWER- Crafts-
man, 42" cut, running or-
der, $200. (863)675-
1043.

RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
40" cut, good condition,
$100. (863)675-1043.



Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


1, 2 & 3 BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.



PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
.SPACE- 950-1150 sq. ft,
perfect for Lawyer, CPA,
satellite offices etc. Call
(561)996-7727,




Fisheating Creek: under
new management, address
- 7555 US Hwy. 27 North
Palmdale. 863-675-5999


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/,
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10-15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property -Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1080
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl080


HOUSE W/CL/LOT
2BR/2BA Irg. son rm. Irg 2
car gar. all under 1 HipRf.
(239)250-5580 aft. 6pm

LaBelle-Port LaBelle #1
New 4/2, plus garage,
1542 sq ft, walk to school,
1/4 ac lot, priced to sell at
$132,750, Call Paul
(Owner), (863)673-5071.


ARGENTINA, WINGSHOOT-
ING and Big Game Hunt-
ing: The Best Bang'for the
$ anywhere in the world.
Winter season: April-Au-
gust, 2005. Weekdays:
(314)209-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776. .
Grab a bargain from your.
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's.classifieds..

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by sell-
ing them in the classi-
fieds.

'Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call

561-993-1160


-JFARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALES
South Florida Conservancy District
will accept sealed bids until 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 for the following:
One (1) 1999 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
One (1) 1972 1975 Model 2030
John Deere Tractor.
Bidding instructions & information on
vehicles avail, at: SFCD's office located
@ 2832 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 441)
Belle Glade, FL. Monday through Friday,
8A.M.-5 P.M. (phone 561-996-2940).,


* p -^
Businss P~ace


Busn-sfice
sale 1005


Thriving,

*Small Business for sale!


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HUNT ELK, WILD BOAR,
Red Stag and Buffalo in
Missouri until 3/31/05.
Guaranteed Hunting Li-
cense, Only $5.00.. Our
policy NO Game, NO Pay,
Reasonable Rates, Call
(314)293-0610.



BY OWNER, 2 Parcels near
Jacks Branch. 20 ac home-
site/pasture $289,000. 20
ac Private Paradise, Cabin
Under Oaks $495,000
(239)462-2158.


CLEWISTON,
942 Virginia Avenue
Small lot,
mobile home ready.
Cash price $4,000.
Call 803-407-3333.



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River homesites.
Paved roads, clubhouse &
more. NEW RELEASE!
Homesites from $49,900.
Bear River Community Call
Now (866)411-5263.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real. Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.

FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext.

,Golf View Home $249,900.
Spectacular new Carolina
mountain home at 18 hole
course near Ashville, NC.
Enjoy mild climate, great
golf, low taxes, low cost of
living! Call toll-free
(866)334-3253 x790
www.cherokeevalley.com.


KENTUCKY 50-1000 acres.
Incredible trophy deer &
turkey hunting. Some w/
lakes, creeks, rivers,
ponds, & timber. Great re-
treat/investment. New sur-
vey, starting $795 per
acre. Owner will finance.
(270)791-2538,
www.actionoutfitter.com.


LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call 'now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608. 'Sunset
Bay, LLC.


N.C. MOUNTAINS: 2.3
acres with new log cabin
shell in secluded setting
$89,900. Acreage availa-
ble with stunning mountain
views! Free info available.
(R9R19A7-nnRi
N.C. WATERFRONT
$39,900. Coming soon on
All-sports Lake. Boat fish
& swim. Will sell fast Call
MLC to get on the priority
List today! (866)920-
5263.


NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful log
home shell nestled on pri-
vate wooded lot off Park-
way north of Boone. Won't
last! 1st time offered.
(800)455-1981, x125.


WE DO RENTALS! SOUTH-
ERN VERMONT'S RENTAL
CENTER. MOUNT SNOW,
WEST DOVER, VERMONT.
BY WEEK/WEEKEND/
MONTH OR SEASON! IN-
CLUDES RECREATIONAL/
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES.
WE OFFER HILLSIDE
CONDOS, TOWN HOUS-
ES, CHALETS, (LARGE/
SMALL HOMES.) MOUN-
TAIN RESORT RENTALS,
' P.O. BOX 1804, WEST
DOVER, VERMONT
05356.
www.mountainresortrent-
als.com, email: rent-
verm@sover.net.
(888)336-1445, (802-
464-1445).


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
-there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
S(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
m.

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PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL
Seeks Land or House w/
land For Sale By Owner.
No Brokers. 941-685-4568

WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal: In any condition.
772-370-6252


Mobile Homes


Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


*- I
2 or 3 Bedroom Mobile
Homes For Rent
Stanton .Mobile Homes
863-983-8106



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000

Financing Available:
Buy Here, Pay Here.
Stanton Mobile Homes
Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-,8106

LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $23,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091


The most Important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


Moble Homes
Sale "I'l


Moile Hoe
Sale 2020


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up, 3/4/
5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355


Boats 3005
Campers..'RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035


AQUA SPORT, '72, 19',
115hp Mercury eng., with
trailer, needs TLC,$2000.
(561)449-1385

KAYAK- 2 person Ocean
Kayak, w/paddles and
seats, $450. (863)673-
2350.

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RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 'or
best offer. 772-621-9792

SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, with
trlr, cutty cabin, engines
do not work, $2400 neg.
(863)763-3451.

STARCRAFT DEEP V- 15',
w/trlr, late model Evinrude
48HP, trolling motor,
many extras, boat cover, 2
new batteries,) $2500,
(863)824-0048.

ZODIAC BOAT- 0loft, fiber-
glass bottom, $150.
(561)629-3781.



FREE INTERNET ADVERTI-
SING- if your item is worth
F over $100 and priced to
sell, I will advertise it for
Free on the Internet.
Campers, boats, RV's,
bulk items, motorcycles,
or anything any condition.
(863)228-2761.


GIANT RV- SELLOFF- #1
Selling RV's- Remaining
2004 Models...Low Selloff
Prices- Florida's Motorho-
me- Towable Headquar-
ters- Giant Recreation
World. Melbourne-
800)700-1021. Daytona-
800893-2552. Orlando-
800)654-8475.


CENTRAL HOMES
OF CLEWISTON

1) Easy Life
Specia[ 3/2 DW,
Appliances,
Screen Room
& Shed
$69,900



2) Super Buy
Tropical #228
DW 3/2, Lg.
Screen Room,
10x14 Shed
$38,900


3)New
Land & Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
Estates
NowAvailable


4)734 M l te


Fence$n.,



,900

2160W. Hwy.27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL-MART
983-4663
9 cHampion
HOME BUILDERS GO.


New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800, down.
Stanton Homes..
863-983-8106

Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405

SKYLINE Custom built park
model. 12', Screen room.
Furn. Lot 8 on Little Big
Land Marina, Lake Port.
Bargain $18,000.
(863)946-0975


Recreation


CHEV CAPRICE, '67- 2dr,
hardtop, 327 CID, 300HP,
all original, $5000.
(863)357-1625.


CHEVY CAMARO 86' AT, v-
6 2.8 runs good $1000
firm (863)763-8763 or
(863)261-2643

FORD MUSTANG COUPE
'93, 5 speed, ,
$2500. (863)357-3633
After 6pm.

MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, '91,
4 door, needs transmis-
sion, $350. (561)449-
1385

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CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.


Flea Treatments

Available 'A t
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Venturm Ave* Clewiston, FL 33440
6 3- 3 9g1


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A terrific project for do-it-yourselfers who need a
place for all of those important papers that seem to
accumulate in every home, this filing cabinet project
makes a practical as well as handsome accessory for
the home office or den. Built mostly from oak lum-
ber and plywood, the project features all straight cuts
and detailed assembly diagrams. It measures 32
inches high by 19 inches wide by 21 inches deep.
2-Drawer Filing Cabinet plan (No. 705)... $9.95
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Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
New 8' & 12' wide
models ready for
immediate delivery.
Several clean, used
travel trailers & 5th
wheels from $2,995.
Holiday RV and
Trailer Sales
19710 S US 41
between Alico Rd &
Corkscrew Rd. off 175.,
Ft Myers 239-590-0066
& 1-888-623-2186

JAYCO 5TH WHEEL
TRAILER, '2003, 3 Slides,
Model 3610 Non smoking
/pets. Loaded. Diesel
dually avail. $40,000.
443-604-3260.


YAMAHA TTR125 DIRT-
BIKE, '02- 4 stroke, good
cond, hardly ridden,
$1300 (863)261-2263.


36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. w/10x20 Deck on
Canal @ Uncle Joe's
fish camp access
boat ramp @ Rim
Canal has roof AC,
Cent, gas heat fully
furnished storage
building 8x10 on
Cement pad.
$20,000
(910)443-5071


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 14015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 403
Four Wheel Drive 4U3.5
Heavy Duty Trucks 1040
Parts Repairs 4145
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 1055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 1070

Automoie s 4II6


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VSBiSc'tIs


Pet Serices,


yet Srvi^e


Farm
Equipment 8051


Farm
Equipment 805


FORD EXPLORER '97,
89,000 mi. Int. clean,
Runs Good. $5,500.
(863)234-1522.


CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350
(863)763-2063.


Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230.


BEDLINER for Ford Ranger
PU with accessories, good
condition, $50. (863)467-
0987.





CAR DOLLEY:
In Good shape. $450.
(863)675-3312



ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand'
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.


MAZDA P/U 1995
w/Truck Cap. Good
condition. $3,500.
863-357-3413


MASTERCRAFTS Custom
built sides front & back.
Tilts & swivels extra wheel
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PubiRc Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 04-989-CA

CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff, .
vs.
CLARA C. SPENCER, et us, el al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgement
Scheduling Foreclosure Sale en-
tered on February 2, 2005. in this
case now pendinging in said Court,
the style of which is indicated
above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in front of the office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in
the Hendry County Courthouse
(being the second floor hallway of
the Hendry County Courts build-
ing), LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
AM., on the 2nd day of March,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order
or Final Judgement, to-wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 2149, PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 4, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ORDERED at HENRY County,
Florida, this 7th day of January,
2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON'
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: /S/ Hammond
As ODeputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBelle Community Devel-
opment District will hold aBoard of
Supervisors' Meeting on Thursday,
March 3, 2005, at 7:00 PM at the
office of the ODistrict located at
3025 Dellwood Terrace. The pur-
pose of this meeting is to conduct
routine business which may re-
uire action by the Board.
is meeting is open to the pub-
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LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South
Shore Drainage District, is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 16,
2005, at 9:30 A.M., at the office of said District located at.2832 N. Main
Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of:
1. Election one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and ,
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred; he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal Is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson
President
555489 CGS 2/24;3/3/05


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LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South
Florida Conservancy District, is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March
16, 2005, at 11:00 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N.
Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose
of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three, (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports.and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
By: /s/ Fritz Stein, Jr.
Chairman
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pahokee Housing Authority
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, to discuss the
Agency Plan for the Pahokee Housing Authority to be transmitted to the
Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Administrative Office of the
Authority, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476.
The agency plan documents to be discussed at the public hearing are
available for review at the Housing Authority office located at 465 Friend
Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476.
Contact Julia A. Hale, Executive Director, at (561) 924-5565, for further
information.
554819 CGS 02/24/05


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the following vehicles that remain
unclaimed In storage with charges
unpaid, pursuant to Florida statutes
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33438 on February 28, 2005 al
9:00 a.m.
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iVin #1N4DL01DXWC118919
1983 Oldsmobile White 2-Door
Vin #1G3AR47A6DM347752
1986 Buick Blue 2-Door
Vin #1G4GM47A7GP231421
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Vin #1FALP4044SF121994
1992 Ford Unknown 4-Door
Vin #2FACP75W7NX206462
553935 CGS 2/17.24/05
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Public notice is hereby given that Fer-
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the following vehicles that remain
unclaimed In storage with charges
. unpaid, pursuant to Florida statutes
713.78, to the highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore. Canal Point, FL
33438 on February 28, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1991 Ford Red Van
Vin #1FMDA11U9MZA27314
555592 CGS 2/24/05

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct
their monthly business meeting on
Thursday, March 3rd, at 12:30
p.m. in the Conference Room at
, Hendry Regional Medical Center,
500 West Sugarand Highway, Cle-
wiston, Florida.
548515 CGS 2/24/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission d
Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendr
County will hold the Regula
Monthly Meeting on Thursda
February 24. 2005 at 300 P.M.
The Owen Luckey Ranch North L,
Belle, Florda, Glades County.
The purpose of the meeting is t
conduct the general business an
consider any other matter that ma
be brought before the Housinl
Commission. Any person or pei
sons wishing to appeal any dec
sion made at such meeting mu
ensure that a verbatim record
made upon which the appeal is
be based.
The meeting will include any buh

ness before the "Hendry Counl
Non-Profit Housing, Inc.".
Easton Burchard,
Executive Director
Area Housing Commission
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 2005-08-CA
JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R. GAM-
BLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S) IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, Ll-
ENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS: UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R.
GAMBLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSGINEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if
any, in the above proceeding, with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve
copy upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address appears
hereon, on or before MARCH 21. 2005 the nature of this proceeding be-
ing a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described
property, to wit.
A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 32
EAST, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19,
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2510.16
FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 19,
THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 851
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE
CONTINUING SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 267
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
796.93 FEET: THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 09'10" EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 267 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 796.88 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF
THIS DESCRIPTION.
To include a:
1996 WEXFORD MOBILE HOME; VIN 10L24879 and TITLE
#72061440
AK/A
14159 CANOPY LANE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If you fail to file your answer or written defenses in the above proceed-
ing, on plaintiff's attorney, a default will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENORY County this 7th day of February, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (80) 955-
9771 (TODD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service.
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued In the
Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, on the 9th day of December
2004, In the cause wherein John J. Smith was plaintiff and John W.
Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple defendants, being Case number
97-627, in said Court, 1, Ronald I. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant
John W. Temple andMargaret Baxter Temple, in and to the following
described property, to-wit:
That part of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision Lot 25 lying North of the follow-
ing described line: Beginning at the Northeasterly Comer of Lot 25,
thence South 00 41' 37" East along the drght of way of Captain Hendry
Drive 15 feet to the Point of Beginning of said Line, thence South 89 18'
23" West 82.68 feat to Southeasterly right of Way of Harbor Odrive and
end of said line.
--AND---
Outparcel Tract A lying between Lots 2 and 3, Caloosa Harbor Subdivi-
sion as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 131, Public records of Hendry
County, Florida, together with the following described parcel:
A 30 foot wide strip of land across the dead Caloosahatchee River at
the location of an existing embankment crossing lying and being In
Section 7, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Flodda
more particularly described as follows:
From the Point of Beginning being where the Easterly line of Tract "A"
of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision as recorded In Plat Book 6, Pages 130
and 131, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida intersects reformer
easterly waters edge of said Calosahatchee River, said point being
also the Southwest comer of Lot 2 of said Caloosa Harbor Subdivision,
run North 58 degrees, 17' 30" West across said river a distance of 64.17
feet to the former Westerly waters edge of said river; thence run South
10 degrees 27' 56" West along said waters edge a distance of 10.89
feet; thence run South 15 degrees 03' 00" West along said waters edge
a distance of 20.54 feet; thence run South 59 degrees 17' 30" East
across said river a distance of 55.48 feet to farmer Eastedrly waters
edge of said river; thence run North 29 degrees 31' 17" East along said
waters' edge a distance of 30.01 feet to the Point of Beginning.
And on the 8th day of March, 2005, In the Courtyard of the Hendry
County Courthouse, LaBelle, Flordia, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all the said defendant's, John
W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, right, title and interest in the
aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to
taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest
bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as maybe to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execu-
tion.


Ronald E. Lee, SR., Sheriff
Hendry County, Flodda
By: Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff


549465 CGS 2/03,10,17 24/05


LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on March 14 at 8:00
a.m. at 2190 NW 16th St.
1984 Buick 4 Dr
VIN #1G4AL19ROG6484869
555801 CGS 2/24


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* a.m. at 2190 NW 16th St.
1991 Mercury 4 dr
VIN #3MAPM10J6MR666951
555508 CGS 2/24/05


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IN RE: Estate of
WILBERT J. CONRAD,
Deceased


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Case No.: 2005-021-CP


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-968 CA
ERLENE J. BLAKE
Plaintiff,
vs.
TINA G. LANCASTER
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TINA G. LANDCASTER, If alive, or if dead, their unknown spouses,
widows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and all parties
having or claiming by, through, under, or against her, and any and all per-
sons claiming any right, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property in
Hendry County, Floridda:
LOT 4, BLOCK 2132, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision, according
to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Notice Is hereby given to each of you that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been filed against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on Plaintiff's attorney, MARCY L. SHAW,
4427 SE 16TH PLACE #2, CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
odRinal with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, P.O. Box
1760, LaBelle, Florida 33935 on or before February 22, 2005 or other-
wise a default judgment will be entered against you for the relief sought in
this Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once each week for four consecutive
weeks In a newspaper of general circulation published in Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Court
By S. Miller, Deputy Clerk
Marcy L. Shaw, Attorney for the Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, P.A.
4427 S.E. 1 th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239) 542-9955 Fax (239) 542-9987
548226 CGS 01/20,27;2/03,10/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
Case Number: 04-245-CA
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.,
Plaintiff
vs
MOSES PARKER
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgement of
Foreclosure dated February 3,
2005, entered in Civil Case No. 04-
245-CA of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Court in and for
Glades County, Florida, wherein
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
FA., Plaintiff and MOSES PARKER
are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash,
AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE
GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on March March 3,
2005 the following described prop-
erty as sat forth in said Final Judge-
ment, to-wit:
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 51, CITY
OF MOORE HAVEN AS DESCRIBED
IN THE REVISED MAP OF THE
TOWNSITE OF MOORE HAVEN,
ACCORDING TO RECORDED
MAPS OR PLATS THEREOF IN THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER
WITH A 1979 DOUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME, COSGART 010453A/
B, SERIAL NUMBERS: 17938281
AND 17938282 PERMANENTLY
AFFIXED THEREON.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISA-
BILITY WHO NEED ANY ACCOM-
MODATION IN ORDER TO PARTIC-
IPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO
YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CER-
TAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 500 AVENUE J, MOORE
HAVEN, FL 33471 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL: 1-
800-955-8770
DATED at MOORE HAVEN, Florida,
this 7TH day of February, 2005.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Glades County, Florida
BY: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
553368 CGS'2/17,24


How fast can your car go?
It can go even faster
when you sell it in the
classified.


Address
1060 Park Drive
LaBelle, FL 33975


ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must fie their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is February 17, 2005.


Ade E. Conrad
10620 Park Drive
LaBelle, FL 33935


Alison C. Hussey
Rorida Bar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for rie E. Conrad
P.O. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone: 863-675-5800


553399 CGS 2/17,24/05
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISIMICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) In
Hendry County:
C and B Farms, PO Box 1649, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Appli-
cation 050121-4 for modification of Water Use Permit 26-00303-W to irr-
gate 2231.6 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from
the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 29-32,
Township 46 South, Range 34 East.
Alico Inc, PO Box 338, LaBelle, FL 33935, has submitted Application
050114-1-E for an Everglades Agricultural Area Works of the District Per-
mit. The project is located in Townships 45,46 South, Ranges 31-34 East
and comprises 60,491.10 acres of sugarcane.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action re-
garding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Managemnt
District, Attn: Environmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments orrequests must be re-
ceived by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy
of the staff report must be requested.i order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an ad-
ministrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a
written request therefore after reviewing the staff report.
555716 CGS 2/24/05


"Green" neighborhoods don't always attract eco-friendly residents


GAINESVILLE They're
often billed as "green" neighbor-
hoods, but New Urbanist devel-
opments don't necessarily
attract earth-friendly residents, a
University of Florida study
shows.
After conducting surveys in
several Gainesville neighbor-
hoods, UF researchers found
that residents of one of the city's
largest New Urbanist develop-
ments did not score any better
and in some cases .scored
lower on key indicators of envi-
ronmental awareness and
activism than residents of typ-
-.ical-suburban neighborhoods.
"For New Urbanists, one idea
has always been that a good
environmentaLdesign_will con-
serve natural resources,"' said
Mark Hostetler, a wildlife exten-
sion agent with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"However, even the best design
must be managed properly, and
residents must understand and
have the will to take local
action."
Hostetler and graduate stu-
dent Kara Youngentob surveyed
965 middleclass homeowners
around Gainesville, the city of
roughly 111,000 people that is
home to UF, on their attitudes,
knowledge and behaviors
regarding environmental prob-
lems.


"For New Urbanists, one idea has always been
that a good environmental design will conserve
natural resources, however, even the best design
must be managed properly, and residents must
understand and have the will to take local
action."
Mark Hostetler,
Wildlife extension agent UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Slightly more than one-third
of the respondents were from
Haile Plantation, a development
of roughly 1,700 homes on
Gainesville's west side. Built
around a village center that con-
tains both commercial and resi-
dential properties, the various
subdivisions of Haile Plantation
include park-like green spaces
and are connected by a web of
walkways.
The development has often
been cited as an example of
some of the principles of New
-Urbanism, the urban planning
philosophy that stresses pedes-
trian-friendly, mixed-use com-
munities as a solution to the
environmental and social prob-
lems of urban sprawl.
Slightly less than one-fourth
of the respondents lived in the
Duck Pond neighborhood, a his-


toric district that contains side-
walks, homes with front porches
and a common open space. This
community. design is what New
Urbanist 'communities try to
emulate. The rest of the study's
respondents almost half the
people in the survey were
from suburbs built in the,
decades after World War II.
Overall, respondents per-
formed poorly on a few ques-
tions about local environmental
issues, the researchers say.
Fewer than half knew that water
entering street drains doesn't go
to a treatment facility, or that it is
illegal to feed raccoons. Most of
the respondents didn't know
what invasive plants were and
. did not know what kinds of plas-
tic can be recycled in the city.
According to the study com-
paring the three communities,


residents of the New Urbanist
(Haile) development did have
the highest sense of community.
However, they actually scored
slightly lower on some questions
relating to basic environmental
knowledge than did residents of
historic districts or post-World-
War-II suburbs. They also scored
slightly lower on questions
designed to gauge residents'
commitment to simple conser-
vation practices, such as recy-
cling, carpooling or buying ener-
gy-efficient appliances.
There was one exception:
Haile residents knew far more
about the gopher tortoise an
animal that is protected by the
state because of dwindling num-
bers and threats to its habitat.
Haile was built around tortoise
habitat, and the development's


managers have put in place pro-
grams to protect the tortoises
and inform residents of their
importance.
Hostetler's conclusion: Even
in green communities, people
need ongoing environmental,
efforts to keep them abreast of
environmental issues. Without
them, he said, the environmental
benefits of green design could
dwindle over time.
"Green design is not
enough," said Hostetler. "Even
the best-designed community is
going to have an adverse impact
on the environment if the resi-
dents are planting invasive
species, not utilizing compact
florescent lighting, or letting
their cats roam the neighbor-
hood to hunt wildlife in other
words, if the residents don't


understand the environmental
problems in their area."
Haile's managers say those
problems might emerge in other
green developments, but not
their own. Both outdoor pets
, and invasive plants are banned
from Haile neighborhoods
under rules enforced by the
development's homeowners'
association.
-. "When people move here,
they know they'll be giving up
some of their property rights in
exchange for the benefits of liv-
ing in a well-managed commu-
nity," said Rick Medina, manager
of the Haile Plantation Associa-
tion.
"The residents may not know
why they can't put in non-native.
plants, but they know that's how
it is."


Everglades restoration group to meet


MIAMI Anyone interested
in the science behind restoration
of the everglades is invited to
attend a Science Coordination
Group meeting, being held on
Wednesday, March 2 in Miami.
The meeting is open to the pub-
lic and is being held from 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade
Fire Rescue Headquarters, locat-
ed at 9300 NW 41st St., Miami.
Please call (786) 331-5000 for
directions.
The Science Coordination
Group's discussion will focus on
efforts to support the South
Florida Ecosystem Restoration
Task Force by coordinating the


scientific aspects of policies,
strategies, plans, programs,
projects, activities, and priorities
for the restoration of the greater
Everglades ecosystem. The
detailed agenda is on the Web
site listed below.
The Science Coordination
"Group is currently working on
creating a set of system-wide
indicators and on Phase II of the
Plan for Coordinating Science
for the Greater Everglades
Ecosystem. Public comment is
scheduled after each agenda
item.
To enhance the integration of
science and management, the


Science Coordination Group
includes both senior managers
and scientists appointed by the
Task Force and authorized to
represent that agency's, or gov-
ernment's interest on matters
pertaining to the responsibilities
of the Science Coordination
Group.
For further information,
please contact Mary Plumb, task
force public officer, at (305) 348-
1662. More information is also
available on the Internet at the
homepage for the South Florida
Ecosystem Restoration Task
Force www.sfrestore.org.


FEMA begins expedited reimbursement


of emergency costs


WASHINGTON The U.S.
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Management
Agency (FEMA) announced that.
it will begin providing Florida
counties interim funding for eli-
gible debris removal costs and
emergency protective measures
incurred in the immediate
response to hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.
The announcement means
counties will be able to receive
up to 50 percent of eligible emer-
gency work estimates in
advance of each individual reim-
bursement request being
processed. by the state and
FEMA.
The funding is available for
emergency work performed
within.the first 120 days after the
disaster declaration only and typ-
ically includes such activities as
debris removal, emeYgency pro-
tective measures, and removal of
safety and threat hazards. The


funding may be used to cover
such costs as overtime payroll,
equipment costs, material pur-
chases, and contracts when
these costs are incurred for
emergencywork.
FEMA and Florida Emergency
Management officials will imme-
diately begin working with coun-
ties to determine cost estimates
of eligible work in order to start
the advanced reimbursements.
The state will receive and distrib-
ute the funds to the applicants
from FEMA based on these esti-
mates. Florida emergency man-
agement officials will determine
the actual percentage of funds
provided to each applicant for
emergency work.
Local governments and cer-
tain non-profits who are eligible
to apply for public assistance
will still need to submit .all
requests for reimbursement
through normal processing pro-
cedures, which includes a


review by both the state and
FEMA. Funds advanced, through
expedited funding will be offset
against actual approved emer-
gency work-projects.
To. date approved disaster aid
for Hurricanes Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne has surpassed
$4.15 billion. Of that assistance,
approximately $450 million in
public assistance funds has been
approved.
FEMA pays 100 percent of the
costs of debris removal during
the first 72 hours following a
hurricane. For debris removal
after that period, FEMA pays 90%
of the cost. The remaining 10
percent comes from state and
local funds. The actual removal,
storage and disposal of debris
are preformed by local govern-
ments, or by private contractors
selected by the local governmen-
tal entities. The Stafford Act reg-
ulates FEMA disaster assistance.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Adminlstration has
been entered in the estate of Wilbert J. Conrad, deceased, File Number
2005-021-CP, by the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Floridda, Probate
Division, the address of which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975;
that the decedent's date of death was January 7,22005; that the total val-
ue of the estate is $24,978.79 and that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been assigned by such order are:


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA


Name:
Arie E. Conrad


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, February 24, 2005


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made for equipment failure, bodylinterior damage, reconditioning costs, and/or excessive mileage at 15 cents/mile over 12,000 miles per year. 7.) Bankrupticies must be discharged, down payments may
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